Pelosi distributes memo to House Democrats ahead of Mueller hearing

MSN | 7/23/2019 | Emily Tillett
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Ahead of former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress on Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has distributed a 6-page memo to House Democrats telling them to "fight for our national security" by safeguarding the U.S. election process.

The memo, which was obtained by CBS News, cites "key findings" from Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. But while Pelosi's memo offers a damning assessment of the president's behavior, it makes no mention of impeachment, an issue that has roiled the Democratic caucus since the spring.

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"Democrats will close gaps in existing law, bolster our defenses and uphold the balance of powers enshrined in our sacred Constitution, honoring our oath: investigate, litigate, legislate. Nothing less than the integrity of our democracy, the rule of law and national security are at stake," the memo, titled "Exposing the Truth," reads.

In a broad outline of her party's legislative priorities in the wake of the Mueller report, Pelosi tells her colleagues to secure and defend the U.S. election process, prevent foreign interference and influence, and end corruption and abuse of power in politics.

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"The effort by multiple Committees has relied on a robust hearing, legislative and litigation strategy that will continue to unfold over the coming weeks and months," the memo said.

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