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Hendersonville Press Conference March 27 on Petitioning Sen. Tillis to Make the Mueller Report Public

As investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 Presidential election ends, signed petitions from over 5,000 individuals across the state greet Senator Thom Tillis with a simple demand for the Mueller Report: MAKE IT PUBLIC!

ASHEVILLE NC (March 25, 2019) – Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Mueller Transparency Resolution (H. Con. RES. 24), calling for the Mueller Report to be made public. A new poll released by Progress NC Action along with Protect the Investigation shows that 79% of NC voters think that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings and report should be made public in its entirety.

Yet NC Senator Thom Tillis has suggested that Congressional review of the full report is nothing more than “politically-motivated and conspiracy-fueled investigations.” Sen. Tillis also stated, incorrectly, that the president “has been vindicated” by the report, when in fact, according to Attorney General William Barr, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.’”

On Wednesday afternoon in Hendersonville, a coalition of grassroots activist groups will gather to address this issue and deliver boxes of over 5,000 signed petitions to Sen. Tillis office, urging him make the full Mueller Report public.

WHAT: Press Conference on petitioning Sen. Tillis to make the Mueller Report public

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 at 12:30 PM

WHERE: Historic Courthouse Courtyard, 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville, NC

WHO: Progress NC Action, Protect the Investigation, Indivisible Asheville/WNC, Progressive Alliance of Henderson County

“Now that the Mueller report has been delivered to the Justice Department, it is essential that the entire report be available to Congress and the American people,” said Faisal Khan of Progress NC Action. “The Attorney General’s  summary of the full report clearly states that the report does not exonerate the President, and it further indicates that the report contains serious questions about obstruction of justice. The American people have a right to see the truth. The report must be made public and all investigative information handed over to Congress immediately.”

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