WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after it was reported that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William P. Barr, regarding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee and an ex officio member of the Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement:

 “The Attorney General should expedite making the full report public, consistent with the national security interests of the United States.  The American people have a right to see the evidence and draw their own conclusions.

“I urge Mr. Mueller to testify before Congress about the evidence he gathered, the scope of his work, and findings.

“President Trump has sought to thwart and undermine the independent investigation at every turn.  He has demeaned U.S. law enforcement and U.S. intelligence in a way that no previous President has ever done before and tried to declare himself exonerated before the report was even done. 

“So far, the American people have only seen a few indictments and bits and pieces of information.  I hope the Mueller report will help connect the dots and offer a fuller picture of the facts and evidence and the extent of Russia’s well-funded military intelligence operation, as well as what actions or roles Americans may have played.

“Our democracy was attacked and this report must be released.  The American people deserve the facts, they deserve the truth, and they will serve as the ultimate jury.  The rule of law must be followed and nobody is above the law.”