Statement of Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn
Americans deserve to know the full truth about the Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election. The full report and underlying documentation from Special Counsel Robert Mueller must be released to the American people. Our tax dollars paid for the investigation and we are the victims of Russia’s sweeping efforts to aid the election of Donald Trump to the White House.
The investigation has already led to 199 criminal charges, 37 indictments or guilty pleas, and 5 prison sentences. Numerous additional investigations of possible criminal conduct uncovered by the Special Counsel have been spun off to other prosecutors. The string of crimes that have already been unearthed and made public is staggering and unprecedented in our nation’s history.
Americans have a right to know what else the Special Counsel’s investigation has discovered about these attacks on our national sovereignty by a hostile foreign power. If the report is not released publicly, hundreds of thousands of Americans stand ready to take to the streets in cities and towns across the nation to demand the truth and to demand action by their elected officials.
The electorate and history are watching closely and neither will be kind to those who choose their party over their country. These attacks by Russia were attacks on every American not just Democrats. Our elected officials must respond accordingly and the American people must be given the full truth. The Special Counsel’s report must be made public.