March 22, 2019
Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr notified Congress that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller had concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"Today is a historic, proud day for America. Despite multiple attempts by the President to stop, thwart and cast aspersions on the Special Counsel's investigation, Robert Mueller and his team completed their investigation. This was a Republican-led investigation within a Republican-controlled Department of Justice into a Republican President. The fact that Special Counsel Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein kept their jobs shows the continuing strength and vitality of our institutions. Not only did the investigation survive, it resulted in numerous indictments and convictions of those who broke the law, and referred criminal matters to other offices for prosecution.

Now the American people and Congress need to see the full report of the Special Counsel's investigation. A summary of the report, as set forth in Department of Justice Regulations, is insufficient. DOJ regulations do not apply to Congress. The American people paid for this report, and the Separation of Powers demands that Congress see the entire report, including the underlying evidence.   I look forward to Attorney General Barr providing the entire report to Congress."