House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver remarks hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement on the Russia probe. Pelosi is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. ET today. In his more than 8-minute statement, Mueller said that it was “not an option” to charge President Donald Trump with a crime in the two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He said it would be “unfair” to publicly accuse the president of a crime if he wasn’t facing a charge.
Pelosi has issued a statement:
“The Special Counsel’s report revealed that the President’s campaign welcomed Russian interference in the election, and laid out eleven instances of the President’s obstruction of the investigation. The Congress holds sacred its constitutional responsibility to investigate and hold the President accountable for his abuse of power. The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy. The American people must have the truth. We call upon the Senate to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, to protect our election systems. We salute Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team for his patriotic duty to seek the truth.”