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Lawmakers: 'What's The Point' of Reading 'Tedious' Mueller Report

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 09 July 2019 01:21 PM

Dozens of Congressional legislators admitted to Politico on Tuesday that they haven’t read the full report by former special counsel Robert Mueller, with many expressing disinterest or blaming a lack of time.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., asked, “what’s the point?” after acknowledging that he hadn’t read the report. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said, “it’s tedious,” after admitting that she hadn’t finished reading it or “picked it up in at least two weeks.”

“I would tell you, have I read every single page? No. Have I gone though it? Yes. Some sections more so than others,” said Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., adding that he learned some of the information as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee during the last Congress.

“I knew there’d have to be a time that I’d be asked,” said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., “So I wish I had read it before you asked. But in all honesty, I haven’t.”

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said he’s “got a lot on my reading list,” while Rep. David Price, D-N.C., said he needs “to spend some more time with it,” and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he didn’t read the entire report, adding, “it is what it is.”

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who was running mate to Hillary Clinton in 2016, said that he “didn’t have to read it,” because he “lived it,” as a candidate.

“I intended to read cover to cover, but there was nothing in it that was a surprise to me,” he said.

“You can’t expect people to read lengthy documents in large numbers. They have their own lives to lead,” said House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who said in May that he wanted to bring the Mueller report “to life,” partly by having the former special counsel testify before his panel.

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Dozens of Congressional legislators admitted to Politico on Tuesday that they haven’t read the full report by former special counsel Robert Mueller, with many expressing disinterest or blaming a lack of time.
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