On Friday evening, special investigator Robert Mueller turned in his report on the Russian investigation to the Department of Justice.
The move by Mueller signals the end of the nearly two-year investigation into claims that President Donald Trump and his campaign colluded with Russians to sway the 2016 election.
Of course, until and likely, even after the report is released by Attorney General William Barr, Mueller’s report will be used by people on both sides of the aisle to score political points.
Following the news that Mueller had ended his investigation and turned in his report, a number of high-profile politicians, pundits and the alike reacted to the news:
Americans deserve to know the truth now that the Mueller report is complete. The report must be released immediately and AG Barr must publicly testify under oath about the investigation's findings. We need total transparency here.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 22, 2019
The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) March 22, 2019
I obviously have no idea what’s in the report & we may not have any inkling for a few days. Mueller is a total pro w/ a strong reputation for integrity & seriousness. Hats off to his thoroughness on this important matter. The lack of leaks is an extraordinary, impressive feat.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 22, 2019
As Donald Trump said, “Let it come out." I call on the Trump administration to make Special Counsel Mueller's full report public as soon as possible. No one, including the president, is above the law.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 22, 2019
So I'll just say it again: Thank you Robert Mueller for completing your work. Thank you once again for serving your country.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) March 22, 2019
JUST IN: Sen. Schumer: Attorney General Barr "must not give Pres. Trump, his lawyers, or his staff any sneak preview of special counsel Mueller's findings or evidence, and the White House must not be allowed to interfere in decisions about what parts…should be made public." pic.twitter.com/j8WZwcVj5t
— ABC News (@ABC) March 22, 2019
Attorney General Barr has said that he will provide as much transparency as he can that is consistent with the law, which I support because Americans deserve as much openness as possible regarding this important report.
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) March 22, 2019
For basketball fans this basically means that Trump beat Mueller in a huge upset. https://t.co/tu4yhQioQ4
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 22, 2019
CNN and MSNBC right now pic.twitter.com/EIEwOdCY9A
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 22, 2019
So I guess I'm just going to spend the rest of this flight going back through Democrats' foolish tweets. https://t.co/FCp5hrQKLC
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 22, 2019
This report should be made public immediately. https://t.co/Q2JCExqYaA
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 22, 2019