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Robert Mueller should testify before Congress, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner told KOA radio this morning, putting Gardner at odds with conservatives who think it’s time to end the debate about the special prosecutor’s report.
But, as he did last week in another radio appearance, Gardner continues to downplay or ignore concerns, raised in the wake of the release of the Mueller report, that Trump obstructed justice.
In discussing the possibility of Mueller testifying this morning, Gardner again focused on the Russian interference issues in the special prosecutor’s report without mentioning anything about obstruction:
“I think Mueller should testify. I’m fine with that,” Gardner told KOA host Marty Lenz. “But I think the testimony really revealed what we’ve seen in the report that’s been released. And I think it’s important that we focus on the findings of that report, including making sure we protect our elections from Russian hacking or any other country’s attempts to influence or cause division within our country”
Gardner also commented on Attorney General William Barr’s testimony, without offering specifics.
“You know, I think it was good for Bill Barr to come and testify,” said Gardner on air. “I think that was important. But, you know, we’ll see what happens next — if people are going to actually use it and try to come up with a good policy, or are they going to try to drive a partisan divide. That’s really — I guess — up to the individual temperament of the members. As far as my actions, I’m going to make sure that we take the report and we safeguard this country.”