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Montana D.C. Delegates React To Mueller Report Release

Eric Whitney
Montana Public Radio

Montana’s Congressional delegates are drawing a range of conclusions from the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Republican Senator Steve Daines was in Missoula Thursday for a law enforcement roundtable. He told reporters there, “I have not even seen it at all. I look forward to reading it.”


Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte wrote in a statement: “In the interest of transparency, the Attorney General [William Barr] is right to provide the unredacted report to congressional leaders. Let’s be clear, though, about two of Special Counsel Mueller’s findings. One, Russia seeks to interfere in our elections, and we must take steps to end it. Two, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, as the president has said since day one.”


Democratic Senator Jon Tester wrote from his Big Sandy farm: “The American people deserve transparency from their government. I’ll be doing my due diligence and digging into the report to get a full picture of what the Special Counsel found about Russia’s interference in our elections, and the Trump campaign’s involvement in it.”


Some members of Congress will have access to a version of the report with fewer redactions. It’s not yet clear if any of Montana’s delegates will see that version.

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Nicky is MTPR's Flathead-area reporter.
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