Schneider Responds to Special Counsel Mueller Statement

May 29, 2019
Press Release

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the below statement following a press conference by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller made crystal clear that his report ‘speaks for itself.’ Contrary to the President’s claims of exoneration, the Special Counsel reiterated that ‘if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.’

“Everyone should read the full report for themselves. The first portion speaks to the sweeping, systemic effort by Russia to interfere in our election, and indicates multiple instances of willingness by the Trump campaign to accept Russian assistance. The second volume lays out numerous cases of possible obstruction of justice by President Trump and provides a roadmap for Congress to pursue further investigation.

“These matters deserve serious scrutiny, and Congress must be allowed to complete its investigations. I remain committed to following the facts wherever they lead.

“I commend the dedication and professionalism of Special Counsel Mueller and his team for their work on this investigation of vital importance to our democracy.”