Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement Thursday morning regarding the upcoming release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election:

“After 22 months and a team of 60 investigators issued 2,800 subpoenas, conducted 500 witness interviews, and executed 500 search warrants, the independent Mueller investigation and U.S. Attorney General William Barr - our nation’s top law enforcement officer - determined what many had expected all along: there was no collusion with Russia.

However, the American people deserve transparency. That is why I voted to pass bipartisan legislation encouraging the Department of Justice to release the report in the most transparent manner allowable by law and that would not jeopardize our national security sources and methods of intelligence gathering.

As Congress and the American people review its findings in detail, I am pleased that we can begin closing this divisive chapter of American history and focus on creating jobs, growing our economy, keeping our citizens safe, and rebuilding our infrastructure.”