Washington, D.C. – Today three House Committee Chairs sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him release to Congress, the full, unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and all underlying and related evidence and materials produced during the investigation.
The letter was sent by Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, (D-WA); Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA); and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and underscores the risk to vital national security interests.
“The United States faces an ongoing, extensively documented threat from the government of the Russian Federation in its use of influence operations to undermine U.S. national security interests and particularly our democratic system of government.
“Our committees are making policy and resource decisions related to deterrence, national security policy, election security and hardening our election infrastructure, strengthening our country’s cybersecurity, improving our country’s intelligence and counterintelligence posture, and helping our allies abroad to combat similar Russian behavior in their own countries. Identifying gaps and lessons learned from a thorough analysis of all facets of Russia’s multi-pronged operation is fundamental to ensuring that our Committees have the information we need to legislate and conduct effective oversight in our respective areas of jurisdiction.
“There is no more important task than safeguarding our country’s democratic process. To discharge our constitutionally required responsibilities and protect our country moving forward, it is crucial that we learn from the Russian activities covered by the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
The full text of the letter can be found here.
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