Mitt Romney sounds off on Mueller report, denounces Trump’s ‘dishonesty and misdirection’


Following the long-awaited release of the Mueller report, elected officials on both sides of the aisle shared their reactions.

For U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, the contents left him “sickened.”

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusions were released in a partially redacted form by Attorney General William Barr. Though the White House has attempted to spin the resulting document as vindication, Romney and others see it differently.

“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,” he wrote. “The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis. The business of government can move on.”

As for the details in the report, however, Romney has plenty of concern.

“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,” he added. “I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.

He concluded that reading the document “is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders.”

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