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Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) issued a statement following the release of Special Counsel Muller's report:

"Over the coming days, I will carefully review Special Counsel Mueller’s report because the American people deserve to know the whole truth. I will also continue to press Attorney General Barr to release grand jury information and all the underlying evidence that is not protected due to intelligence concerns.

"Despite the misinformation coming from President Trump, it’s vital that the American people know that the unified assessment of our intelligence community in January 2017 stands. It said, “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump."

While examining the Mueller report and the underlying evidence will be vital, it will not change what we already know: Russia attacked our election in 2016, President Trump and his closest aides and allies welcomed that attack and then, we know from the public record, that President Trump made a series of statements and appeared to engage in conduct that interfered with a fair and independent investigation. The actions we know that President Trump his aides and allies took may not violate criminal statutes, but they are fundamentally inconsistent with American values."