WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R.-La) today issued the following statement on the now yearlong investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
“Thursday (May 17) marked a year since Mr. Mueller began investigating possible interference by Russia in the American political system. It’s time to wrap things up. The investigation is important, but so are many other issues, from which the investigation distracts in time, energy and taxpayer money. We need to stop Iran from exporting terrorism to Iraq, Syria and Yemen. We need to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. We need to fight Russian President Vladimir Putin’s campaign to destabilize Western democracy. We need to repeal Obamacare and lower the cost of health insurance. We need to help the people of Venezuela regain economic stability and freedom. We need to reform and extend the National Flood Insurance Program for the homeowners and businesses along the Gulf Coast. We need to negotiate better trade deals with China. We need to stop China from stealing American technology. We need to lower the cost of prescription drugs and resolve the opioid addiction crisis. Instead, on many days, we are suspended in an atmosphere of rumors, speculation and innuendo that works against Congress and the American people. Respectfully, Mr. Mueller needs to start winding things down and report his findings to the American people. I trust them to draw their own conclusions about Mr. Mueller’s report.”