Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just issued a statement regarding Attorney William Barr's findings on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, calling Russia's efforts to interfere in US democracy "dangerous and disturbing."
McConnell acknowledged that Mueller's findings also concluded that the Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections. He added that he was looking forward to reviewing more information from Mueller's report.
Read his statement:
“I thank the attorney general for promptly advising the Congress of the special counsel’s principal conclusions in this matter, consistent with his Friday letter to the Congress.
The special counsel’s conclusions confirm the President’s account that there was no effort by his campaign to conspire or coordinate with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
However, Russia’s ongoing efforts to interfere with our democracy are dangerous and disturbing, and I welcome the special counsel's contributions to our efforts to understand better Russia's activities in this regard. And I look forward to the continuing work of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the threats posed to our democratic institutions by foreign interference.
I appreciate the attorney general’s commitment to continue to review the record in this matter over the coming days, in conjunction with special counsel Mueller, with the goal of producing as much information as possible, consistent with the law. I look forward to reviewing that information.”