Mitt Romney says he's 'sickened' and 'appalled' by Mueller report details

Elias Hubbard
April 20, 2019

Holder's remarks come after the Justice Department on Thursday released the long-awaited report, with redactions, which specifies the two-year Russian Federation investigation and details how the team found no evidence of collusion involving the Trump campaign before the 2016 election.

After the release of the redacted Mueller report yesterday, there was a groundswell of progressive activist sentiment for countering William Barr's lies and Team Trump's wild celebrations of a fake "exoneration" with that ultimate-if-risky weapon of impeachment proceedings in the Democratic-controlled House.

"It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice". The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis.

"Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President", Romney said in a statement posted on Twitter. "The business of government can move on", Romney wrote.

"Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters, including highly conflicted Bob Mueller himself, the end result is No Collusion, No Obstruction!" It also painted a picture of Trump as a man desperate to keep those ties hidden from the public.

But the former Republican presidential nominee didn't sound eager to delve further. "With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice", the 448-page report reads.

Romney has been critical of Trump before, including just before taking office this year.

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