Congressman Burchett: Mueller probe needs to be “put to rest”

Politics

After a letter detailed the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month probe, Tennessee Congressman Tim Burchett said Sunday the investigation needs to be “put to rest.”

Attorney General William Barr released the 4-page letter Sunday afternoon. Barr said the probe did not find President Donald Trump had committed a crime. He also said the probe did not exonerate the president.

Rep. Burchett says the investigation utilized resources he believes could have been put to better use. During his interview, Burchett cited the $25M cost of the investigation, as well as the 40 FBI agents at the special counsel’s disposal. He says the probe was a distraction for Congress, and now lawmakers should get to work with it behind them.

The congressman hinted that the full report should not be released. He says other lawmakers are pushing to get information beyond the 4-page letter, which he says is not legal to release.

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