U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
Press Release

Sensenbrenner Statement on Mueller Testimony: Case Closed

"This case is closed."

By - Jul 24th, 2019 11:47 am

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (Wi-05) offered the following statement after former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee:

“The presumption of innocence is at the bedrock of our American justice system. Every citizen — even the President — enjoys that right. Therefore, it was not Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job to exonerate the President, but rather to determine whether there was or was not sufficient evidence to show the President committed a crime. Ultimately, he concluded in his report that there was insufficient evidence to prove that the President or his staff engaged in criminal conspiracy with the Russian government to influence our presidential election.

Further, while Special Counsel Mueller decided to follow the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion regarding charging a sitting president with a crime, he was not prevented by statute from suggesting that President Trump’s conduct rose to the level of an impeachable offense. He did not.

The Special Counsel’s thorough investigation lasted nearly two years, cost taxpayers more than $25 million, and resulted in more than 2800 subpoenas and nearly 500 executed search warrants, yet Democrats refuse to accept the report’s conclusion.

Instead, Democrats called today’s hearing, which was designed to be a public spectacle and serve as one final, desperate attempt to build support for impeachment and appease a radical leftist base. Should Democrats continue this obscene charade, they will choose ‘the Resistance’ over the American people. I urge them to move on. This case is closed.”

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3 thoughts on “Sensenbrenner Statement on Mueller Testimony: Case Closed”

  1. mkwagner says:

    Except that the Mueller did say that the President could be charged with a crime after he left office. Sensenbrenner’s statement is blatantly false. Mueller said in his press conference that there were other constitutionally mandated processes for addressing the criminal activity of a sitting President. For Sensenbrenner to say the matter is closed is to skirt his duties and oath to the Constitution and the American people.

  2. Barb- West Bend says:

    “Ultimately, he concluded in his report that there was insufficient evidence to prove that the President or his staff engaged in criminal conspiracy with the Russian government to influence our presidential election.”

    Shame on you…

    He said no such thing. This is “your” willful misinterpretation. He said it was up to Congress to determine if this engagement with a foreign power rose to the level of a crime. He said Trump’s campaign engaged with Russia operatives willing to aid his campaign. Trump recently said he will take help from any foreign country if it helps him, although that is clearly against the law. Mueller’s greatest take away is that Russia is still interfering in our elections.

    What are you doing about that?

  3. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Jim,

    If you think you have read the Mueller Report, you need to read it again. My guess is that you read the Attorney General’s summary of that report and that you thought that was sufficient. I understand that you may wish this case was closed, but it is far from being closed.

    Read on, honorable Representative

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