Separating herself in a packed field of Democrats running for president, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, considered Robert Mueller's choice not to accuse Donald Trump of conspiring with Russia amid the 2016 election "a good thing for our country."
Gabbard, who falls in 2020 surveys behind better-known rivals, said in a Twitter video that "
now that Mueller has reported that his investigation revealed no such collusion, we all need to put aside our partisan interests and recognize that finding that the president of the United States did not conspire with Russia to interfere with our elections is a good thing for our country.
Although a lot of Republicans are considering Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of Mueller’s report as closed, a lot of other Democrats are still not ready to agree on the matter.
Mueller reported Trump did not collude with Russia to influence our elections. Now we must put aside partisan interests, move forward, and work to unite our country to deal with the serious challenges we face. pic.twitter.com/xTkHkyrAxp
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) March 28, 2019
The United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, speaking on the matter, told MSNBC on Thursday,
I'm very concerned because I think what the Attorney General did is undermine the purpose of the special counsel's job by summarizing this report and putting his imprimatur on it, he is taking away the benefit of having someone who's non-partisan, not appointed by the president actually making the decision about whether crimes may have been committed
To date, just Barr's group at the Justice Department have gone through Mueller's report as the lawyer general chooses what partitions, assuming any, of the almost 400-page archive he will keep from public view.
Like her opponents, Gabbard said she might want the general public to see special counsel’s findings.
In the video, Gabbard stated,
The American people need to be able to see Mueller’s report, we should all be relieved” Mueller did not recommend charging Trump with a criminal offense.
Further justifying her statement, Gabbard said,
If the president had been indicted for conspiring with Russia to interfere with and affect the outcome of our elections, it would have precipitated a terrible crisis that could have led to civil war
Gabbard then approached administrators to join together and pass her own enactment that looks to verify U.S. races by ordering paper votes "that would make it unthinkable for Russia or some other nation or maverick performing artist to come in and control or change the aftereffects of our races.
U.S. intelligence agencies have reasoned that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, utilizing cyberattacks and different intends to endeavor to help elect Trump.