Utah’s top elected officials are taking to social media to share their reactions to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation concluding that neither President Trump nor his campaign associates conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential campaign.
A short summary of the findings were delivered to Congress by Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Sunday. Mueller’s investigation did not make a determination on whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
"While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," Barr wrote.
Sen. Mitt Romney was one of the first to react to the development, praising Mueller as a person of “honor and integrity” and said he had “faithfully applied the rule of law despite accusations and fears to the contrary.”
“It is good news that the Special Counsel has concluded that neither the President nor his campaign colluded with the Russian government. It is now time for the country to move forward,” he added.
It is good news that the Special Counsel has concluded that neither the President nor his campaign colluded with the Russian government. It is now time for the country to move forward.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) March 24, 2019
Republican Congressman Chris Stewart, a vocal Trump supporter, also seemed elated at the report’s key conclusion.
“BREAKING NEWS: No American conspired with Russia to alter our elections. A great day for America,” tweeted Stewart.
Stewart had appeared on CNN over the weekend calling for the full release of the report and appearing confident the findings would be positive for President Trump.
“I’m relieved for the President; I’m relieved, importantly, for dozens of people who have had this cloud hanging over their head for two years now,” Stewart told Wolf Blitzer.
“I’m relieved for the President; I’m relieved, importantly, for dozens of people who have had this cloud hanging over their head for two years now,” GOP @RepChrisStewart says about the end of the Mueller investigation. https://t.co/raIOpTBmp3 pic.twitter.com/T2pDSm8cRo
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) March 23, 2019
News that Mueller had delivered his long-anticipated report to the Department on Justice on Friday was met with calls from many of Utah’s delegation to release the full findings to the public.
“In the interest of transparency, the public deserves to see the Mueller report. Last week I voted for a resolution supporting the public’s right to see what is in the Mueller report, to the extent allowed by law,” tweeted Rep. Ben McAdams, the only Democrat in Utah’s federal delegation.
Republican Congressman John Curtis on Friday also urged transparency.
“I voted in favor of having the full Mueller report made public and look forward to reviewing its contents,” he said.