The Brown County Republican Party said the U.S. attorney general’s summary report is a relief, while the Brown County Democratic Party said the special counsel’s investigation should be released.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential election has not been released to the public or to lawmakers, rather, the U.S. Attorney General William Barr has only released a four-page summary report so far.
The summary report says Mueller’s investigation found President Donald Trump did not collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, but Mueller did not clear the president of obstruction of justice, rather, he was inconclusive on it.
The report did find that Russia made multiple efforts to influence the election.
The Republican Party of Brown County says the summary is victory for the political party.
“I think it was a great day for the Republican Party, and a great day for President Trump,“ James Fitzgerald, chair of the Republican Party of Brown County, said. “We hope now that maybe the people will look at the other side of the coin, and potentially determine where this all started, and who might be leading this charge to unseat a president, a sitting president.“
The Democratic Party of Brown County said without seeing Mueller’s report, Americans don’t have the full story.
“It makes us a little suspicious of exactly the difference between the Barr letter and the Mueller report, we all want to see what the full report is, and we’re assuming we will eventually,“ Scott Baron, vice chair of the Democratic Party of Brown County, said.
In the long run, both the Republican and Democrat Local 5 spoke with said voters will go to the polls with the issues at the forefront of their minds, not the Mueller investigation.
“Most of the people that we speak to are not as concerned with the Mueller investigation…they’re concerned about the things that affect the everyday lives of the voters, economics, education, the environment,“ Baron said.
“They’re sick and tired of the waste of money that was spent in this [investigation,] over $25 million,“ Fitzgerald said. “People of Wisconsin want us to legislate, they want us to do what’s right for the working families of Wisconsin.“