Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) says he “trusted” Robert Mueller to do his job when pressed on why he didn’t read the special counsel’s full report.
On MSNBC Sunday night, host Kasie Hunt pushed Woodall on why he didn’t read the 448-page report, which summed up a nearly two-year-long investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“I said when we started this conversation that I trusted Mr. Mueller — he took a lot of slings and arrows throughout this process, but every U.S. attorney I knew said this is a man of great integrity. He’s gonna lead this investigation.”
“So why not read the report?” Hunt asked.
“Well, I have a concern when you put the entire power of the United States Justice Department behind anything. You can achieve an agenda, you can drive a message.”
“So you think the Mueller report was just driving an agenda?” Hunt continued. “There’s nothing there that’s worth figuring out?”
Ultimately, Woodall said, “obstruction is not a political issue, it is a criminal issue,” adding that Congress isn’t obligated to review the report, which did not bring any charges against President Trump but did not exonerate him.
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