Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation is allegedly wrapping up in short order. For nearly two years, his office has worked tirelessly to answer essential questions pertaining to Russian involvement in the 2016 election. The investigation has already resulted in 8 eight guilty pleas — including President Trump’s campaign chairman, longtime lawyer, National Security advisor, and deputy campaign manager — and 29 other indictments.
As Mueller nears the end of his work we eagerly anticipate the final report of his findings. We, as American taxpayers, paid for this investigation. Republicans and Democrats around the country overwhelming agree that we deserve the facts. A national poll found that 90% of voters including 82% of Republicans say that Mueller’s findings should be made public.
We need Congress to work together to protect the investigation and allow Mueller to see it through. North Carolina’s Senators Burr and Tillis have supported the investigation in the past and have gone on record to express their confidence in Robert Mueller. They must continue to do so going forward.
Burr and Tillis can show North Carolina that they support democracy and seek the truth through supporting the new Senate bill introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Grassley. The bipartisan bill was introduced as a way to protect the special counsel's investigation and final report. As Senator Blumenthal said, "Our legislation would guarantee that every special counsel does a report complete with findings and evidence -- and that it be directly disclosed to Congress and the American people," Blumenthal said in a statement. "A report would be required whenever a special counsel finishes the investigation, is fired, or resigns, assuring that the results cannot be sealed or selectively censored."
Despite all the infighting in Congress surrounding the recent government shutdown, it's safe to say we can all agree that the American public deserves total transparency at the end of this long journey. We must urge Senators Burr and Tillis to continue fighting for their constituents and protect this investigation and the transparency of the final report.