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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver's Statement Following Special Counsel Mueller's Testimony

Jul 25, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee:

“I want to thank Special Counsel Mueller for testifying in front of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees today. His lifetime of public service has come to a conclusion, and the American people owe him an unrepayable debt of gratitude.

After listening to portions of Special Counsel Mueller’s testimony, it is clear to me that he and his team believe that laws were broken. However, the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) policy will not allow a sitting President to be indicted.

I will spend the next few days examining his testimony and speaking with legal scholars and people whom I have a great deal of respect for, including Chairmen Schiff, Cummings, Nadler, and Chairwoman Waters, to decide the best path forward to hold this President accountable."

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Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee; Chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy; member of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress; member of the Committee on Homeland Security; and a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Matthew Helfant at 202-225-4535 or Matthew.Helfant@mail.house.gov A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here.