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West Michigan U.S. Representatives make statements following Special Council summary

Justin Amash U.S. House of Representatives photo

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. West Michigan’s U.S. Congressional leaders are offering their perspective on the findings.

U.S. Representative Justin Amash issued this statement via Twitter, “Americans of all backgrounds should be happy that AG Barr’s principal conclusions from Mueller’s report suggest no criminality between the Trump campaign and Russia. I’ll continue to press the AG to release to the public as much as can be legally and appropriately made available.”

The Cascade Township Republican adding in a second tweet, “It’s important to note that the scope of this investigation, the report, and the principal conclusions are limited to allegations regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga portrait
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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland)

U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga issued a news release, "Since the 2016 election, some have sought to rewrite history because they couldn’t believe or accept the outcome. For nearly two years, investigators with an enormous range of powers scoured for any links of coordination between the Russians and the Trump Campaign,” the Zeeland Republican continues “Despite the wishes of some to stop the President no matter the evidence, cost, or truth, the finding of no collusion is good news. It is time to turn the page and focus on solutions that move our nation forward."

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.