UPDATE: Gardner’s statement on release of Mueller report: ““I have consistently said the Mueller investigation should be allowed to reach a conclusion, and I’m grateful the Special Counsel has finished the investigation and submitted a report today. The American people have a right to know the outcome of this investigation and the Department of Justice should release as much as possible to the public in accordance with the law.”
Colorado’s two U.S. Senators took opposite stances today in the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm William Barr as U.S. Attorney General, with Democrat Michael Bennet opposing Barr and Republican Cory Gardner supporting the Trump nominee.
With less than 24 hours’ notice, hundreds of Coloradans gathered at the West Steps of the state capitol on Thursday evening to protest President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker to be acting Attorney General of the United States. Whitaker had been AG Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff. He has publicly argued that Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation has gone too far and that President Trump has the authority to end it whenever he wants.
Denver broadcaster Aaron Harber has released TV interviews and other video footage of Robert Mueller, shot in 2006, 2012, and 2015 before Mueller was appointed as the Department of Justice’s Special Counsel to investigate possible Trump collusion with Russian in the 2016 election.
In a Jan. 26 interview on Denver’s KNUS-710-AM, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck said once again there’s not a “shred” of evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia–and he recommended that Trump skip any interviews with Special Prosecutor Robert Muller, saying it’s a perjury trap and pointing to problems Bill Clinton encountered when interviewed under oath about Monica Lewinsky.