By Ronald J. Hansen and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic
Both sides struck predictable partisan stances as the public began to absorb the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Justice Department released the 448-page report Thursday morning and partisan side-taking quickly ensued. (Click here for the report.)
Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., praised Attorney General Bill Barr in a tweet and said it is clear that Russia had worked to interfere with the election. With the release of the redacted report, McSally wrote it was time for the country to move on.
“I am grateful for the utmost professionalism and diligence displayed by Attorney General Barr to release as much of the report as transparently as possible,” McSally wrote. “What is clear is that the Russians sought to influence the 2016 election and sow discord in our country.”
She added: “Now it is incumbent upon us to come together to focus on issues that matter to Arizonans: creating more good-paying jobs, affordable and quality healthcare, supporting working families, providing veterans the benefits they deserve, and securing our border.”