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Sen. Charles Grassley's Reaction to Ongoing Investigations of the President

Pablo Martinez Monsivais

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley says the long-anticipated findings of Robert Mueller’s investigation could drop within the next two weeks.

In conversation with River to River host Ben Kieffer, Grassley says it’s vital for such reports to be made public. He also supports a bipartisan bill to ensure this and all future special counsel reports are released publicly. 

“For national security reasons or privacy, there may be some of it redacted, but when we spend $25 to $30 million for an investigation, the American public ought to know what was done with that $25 or $30 million dollars.”

Grassley says he’s long supported Mueller’s investigation and his right to complete it.

The senator adds that while Congressional oversight is a vital part of lawmakers’ jobs, he views the current House efforts to investigate President Trump as somewhat inappropriate.

"I see the House in this instance being more politically involved, casting a dragnet to find anything that they could do to take down Donald Trump."

Grassley says there are lawyers investigating potential legal wrongdoing, which is not the job of Congress. 

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River