Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have announced that they haven’t read the entire Mueller report.
President Donald Trump canâ€™t give a straight answer about the subject. More than a dozen members of Congress readily admitted to POLITICO that they too have skipped around rather than studying every one of the special counsel reportâ€™s 448 pages. And despite the report technically ranking as a best-seller, only a tiny fraction of the American public has actually cracked the cover and really dived in.
â€œWhatâ€™s the point?â€ said Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who like many other lawmakers recently interviewed in the Capitol acknowledged they hadnâ€™t completed their own comprehensive read.
Here are a few more lawmakers saying they haven’t read it
â€œItâ€™s tedious,â€ said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who has a copy of Muellerâ€™s work in a large stack of things she turns to for her daily reading. She said she started right away on the reportâ€™s first volume detailing the Trump campaignâ€™s contacts with Russians while on a trip to Vietnam, and as of late June she was still plugging along. â€œIn fairness, I havenâ€™t picked it up in at least two weeks.â€
â€œIâ€™ve got a lot on my reading list,â€ Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said as he explained why heâ€™s avoided one of the most highly anticipated reports in recent American history.
Republicans arenâ€™t alone. â€œIâ€™d be pretty reckless to say I have a full comprehension,â€ said Rep. David Price (D-N.C.). â€œI need to spend some more time with it.â€
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) also said he hadnâ€™t read the whole report. â€œIt is what it is,â€ he said when asked why.
â€œI didnâ€™t have to read it. I lived it,â€ offered Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who was Hillary Clintonâ€™s 2016 vice presidential running mate. â€œI intended to read cover to cover, but there was nothing in it that was a surprise to me.
I wish we could find out how many have actually read the report. I give these lawmakers credit for being honest because I have no doubt that other lawmakers also haven’t read it.
I think this just goes to show how much the Mueller Probe didn’t matter. Lawmakers from the beginning both knew it was a sham but kept up the charade anyway.
Never forget the conclusions of the report. No Collusion. No Obstruction.
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