Lawmakers, political leaders and professors respond to Mueller Report
(FOX 2) - The Mueller report is over 400 pages long, but that shouldn't discourage someone from reading it.
That's the sentiment many officials took away from the partly-redacted packet on Russia's interference into the 2016 election.
"Take the time to read the report, not just listen to the pundits and politicians but make your own decision," said Brigadier General Michael McDaniel, of the WMU Cooley Law School.
While both sides agree the summary tells the story of Russia's intrusion into American politics, a grey line of President Trump's connection to the investigation has formed, with parties taking their respective positions. On one side, the connundrum of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. On the other, the inquiry regarding obstruction of justice.
"There's a close question as to whether or not to charge with obstruction of justice," McDaniel said. "...he (Robert Mueller) left that to the Attorney General. All of the interviews were done, all of the documents that were subpoenaed show that this was a very thorough investigation."
Dotted arount the report are several paragraphs that provide a sober look at what went on during the investigation and election. One referenced stated:
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell said she plans on reading the report this week.
"I know there are things that are in there that probably don't put the president in the best light," Dingell said. "I don't know if there is evidence of collusion or not. I think it's very important that Mueller come to the hill."
Paralleling the urge for the special counsel to testify, were Republican operatives defending the sentiment of exoneration. The Chair of the Oakland County Republican Party directed criticism at those who lept to conclusions prior to the release of the report.
"It's another form of saying this is prosecution by insinuation becauser this obviously shows the full report that there was no collusion," said Rocky Raczkowski, "and frankly where did this report come from?"
Raczkowski argues the involvement of the non-verified Russian dossier tainted the political landscape, which then motivated others to investigate the president.