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Locals react to Mueller report

The white house staff is feeling a sense of happiness as the Muller investigation comes to an end. However, while the investigation is over some legal issues could be far from over.

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2019 8:44 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Robert Mueller's finding shows President Trump and his staff did not conspire with Russia making this a small victory for him and the Republican party.

Congressman Jim Banks said now it's time to shift focus.

"President Trump has been exonerated from the witch hunt over collusion, but now I hope he will swiftly turn his sights to show leadership in holding Russia accountable for attacking our American institutions. Congress as well should shift away from bogus investigations and instead turn toward passing tough measures to address Russia's activities and taking action to make the lives of every Hoosier and American better," Banks said.

However, a variety of other criminal investigations still hover over the president which the Democrats hope to look into. Andrew Down who is the director of the Indiana Center for Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne said some things still may be withheld from the public.

"A report like this is always going to have something that could very conceivably be something that the public should not know about for example, grand jury testimony. Things that are about national security other things like that the public doesn't necessarily need to know or maybe shouldn't know. There are some things like that in this report. At least that's the speculation at this point, but in the name of full transparency there are legislatures from both the Republican and Democratic parties who are saying the whole report should have to be released to the public so everybody can see everything that is in here," Downs explained.

Downs said the biggest way to figure out how the majority feels about the investigation is the election oF 2020. Whether or not there was obstruction is something that remains.

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