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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s remarks at the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Special Counsel Mueller again reiterated the fact that his report did not clear President Trump and that it is Congress, not the Department of Justice, that would need to charge the President with committing a crime. While the Special Counsel’s statement does not differ from what is in his report, it serves as an urgent reminder that Congress must uphold its constitutional duty to act as a co-equal branch of government and conduct oversight of the Executive Branch.

“The President’s claim that ‘There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed!” is incorrect and in direct contradiction to what Special Counsel Mueller said earlier today. As I said last week, we must start an impeachment inquiry to deliver the truth to the American people regarding Russia’s interference in our elections and any attempts to obstruct justice in the investigation. Congress must now do its job.”

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