(WBRE/WYOU-TV) We are hours away from the expected release of special counsel Mueller’s Russia report.
The White House and President Trump’s lawyers are planning their response and Democrats are beginning their fight to see more. The countdown is nearly two years in the making. We can plan to see that report Thursday morning reaction to the release of that report is being heard across the country and right here in our region. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick talked with two area Congressmen about the release.
“I’m tired of it” Said Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright. Cartwright from Scranton represents the 8th District says he hopes the release of the special counsel’s report will end all of the speculations.
“I just hope the report comes out and it is redacted the minimum as possible so that we are all aren’t wondering what got blacked out and then it puts to bed these questions puts to bed these questions people have been tortured them for more than a year.”
Cartwright also believes that a non-redacted version should be given to lawmakers who have high-security clearance and are sworn to secrecy.
“I think they should show that to at least the top members of Congress because they can be trusted to honor their security and oath to keep things that are secret and top secret,” Said Congressman Cartwright.
“I mean this was a deep dive investigation,” Noted Republican Congressman Dan Meuser who represents the 9th district. Meuser says there should be no speciation or rumors after the redacted report is released because.
“They came up with a statement that there will be no further indictments and there was no collusion and that was the premise of the investigation. The basis of it all.”
Meuser insists that the Attorney General is following the letter of the law in redacting portions of the 400-page report.
“So all of the report that is permissible by law will be made public. Oh yeah, the spin will be ‘oh we don’t see the whole report!’ you can’t provide information that comes from grand jury testimony,” Added Meuser.
The release of the report will be streamed live on PAHomepage and on the Eyewitness News APP.
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