Kelly: No evidence of collusion or obstruction in Mueller report means it is time for Democrats to drop “resistance” and get to work for Americans

Mar 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Regarding U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion by President Trump and his campaign associates, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) released the following statement:

It is now clear that President Trump’s criticism of the so-called collusion investigation as a “witch hunt” rings true. The special counsel’s report details no evidence of wrongdoing by the President, nor does it suggest that any member of his campaign coordinated with Russians to aid his election to the presidency. The fact that Democrats have spent more than two years perpetuating those baseless allegations to negate the results of the 2016 election and help themselves in 2020 are shameful. It is, however, consistent with their focus on politics over policy during President Trump’s term. Equally tragic was the conduct of high-level Justice Department and FBI officials that led to the appointment of the special counsel in the first place. Their actions are a blot on those agencies that otherwise have a stellar record of service to the American people.

With this behind us, I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump on the priorities of the American people. I hope House Democrats will join us and resist calls for impeachment and never-ending investigations.  Americans want us to work together to focus on problems like the crisis on our southern border. Partisan fishing expeditions distract us from the work we were sent to Washington to do.”

In his thorough investigation, Mueller employed 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, analysts, and forensic accountants, issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed over 500 search warrants, and conducted nearly 500 witness interviews.

On March 14, Kelly voted in favor of making public the report. That resolution passed the House of Representatives 420-0. He continues to support publication of those portions eligible for release under U.S. law.