I hope you can take a moment to watch and share a video I just released on where we should go following last week's public release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.
VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivers Weekly Democratic Address on the Mueller report, April 26, 2019.
As the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report lays out, in painstaking detail, there was rampant criminality surrounding President Trump's campaign and his administration. Indisputable intelligence has established that a systematic, wide-ranging Russian election interference operation aimed to bolster President Trump's campaign. Many in the Trump orbit, including Donald Trump himself, openly sought to benefit from and even encouraged Russia's interference in our election. The president and his team then repeatedly lied to the American people and tried to cover up these reckless and criminal activities. President Trump engaged in multiple efforts to hinder the investigation into Russian interference. In a number of cases, the report finds plenty of evidence to support a charge of obstruction of justice.
It is now Congress's job to conduct the oversight hearings and investigations necessary to hold President Trump and his administration accountable. Congress needs the full, un-redacted Mueller report. Robert Mueller should testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. We need more information - not less - to help the American people understand what really happened here. But what we already know is appalling. President Trump and his team have engaged in a shocking pattern of lies, incompetence, and obstruction. They have even lied about the Special Counsel's report and what it says. It is now clear that we have a president who nefariously pursues his personal interests over those of the American people. Instead of waking up each morning to serve others, he instead lashes out at those who challenge his lies and self-serving dealings.
The fundamental principles that our nation stands for--democracy and justice--are facing a critical test. We must be vigilant in defending all that our great nation stands for, which means fighting for the truth and ensuring the public can trust their elected leaders once again.
United States Senator