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'Good News': Romney, Others React To Mueller Probe Findings


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.

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.

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.


Julia joined KUER in 2016 after a year reporting at the NPR member station in Reno, Nev. During her stint, she covered battleground politics, school overcrowding, and any story that would take her to the crystal blue shores of Lake Tahoe. Her work earned her two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Originally from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Julia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a degree in journalism. She’s worked as both a print and radio reporter in several states and several countries — from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Dakar, Senegal. Her curiosity about the American West led her to take a spontaneous, one-way road trip to the Great Basin, where she intends to continue preaching the gospel of community journalism, public radio and podcasting. In her spare time, you’ll find her hanging with her beagle Bodhi, taking pictures of her food and watching Patrick Swayze movies.
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