In a letter to the New York Times the actor invites the special prosecutor to testify before Congress: “You are the voice of the Mueller report. Let the country listen to that voice”
The final report of the investigation on Russiagate was delivered and made public to a large extent; President Donald Trump has not been exonerated, but the tweets he publishes on a daily basis support the opposite and his tones dominate everything else. This is why the United States needs to hear the voice of Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who led the investigation. The Democrats are not the only ones to ask: in this case it is the actor Robert De Niro, who has sent a public letter to Mueller from the columns of the New York Times.
The day after the press conference with which the special prosecutor wanted to clarify some doubts about his investigation – “if we had been certain that the President did not commit any crime we would have said it”, the key phrase of his declaration – De Niro addressed directly to Mueller: “We need to hear more”, he wrote, referring to the statements of the prosecutor who stated that he did not consider “appropriate” to return to commenting on the conclusions of the investigation in the future, as the Justice commission would like in public hearing. “My report speaks for itself”, he cut it short.
“And it is here that Mueller comes into play, that you need to come forward,” writes De Niro. “You said your investigative work speaks for itself. It doesn’t. It could be for lawyers and deputies who have the patience and obligation to read through over 400 pages of carefully chosen words and fuzzy conclusions (with all due respect, for how good reading is, you are not Stephen King) “.
Denouncing the president’s attitude and the bright tones he used (“as for telling lies, exaggerating and being overbearing, no one equalizes him”), the Hollywood actor – who has long played the Super Prosecutor on the popular TV show, Saturday Night Live – invited Mueller to make his voice heard: “We have learned our lesson about what happens to the perception of his work when he is interpreted in rabid tweets by the president, plumbed by commentators of all kinds, trumpeted with bizarre words by the absurd lawyer president’s staff and distorted by the attorney general “, writes De Niro.
“She – the actor continues – described the report as her testimony but would not accept this reason from any of those questioned by her office. Further information and insights emerge from the answers to the questions. I know she is not at ease in the spotlight “As is the president when I am not here. I know he does not want to become part of the political spectacle surrounding Russian crimes and his report on them. I know that, even if reluctantly, he will testify in Congress if summoned, because she respect the system and follow the rules, and I understand why you want to do it far from the public spotlight “.
But the country needs to know. “If you have nothing else to say about your investigation, for your public testimony you could read the report in response to questions from members of Congress. Your life has been a shining example of how to do things bravely and selflessly for good “I urge you to leave your comfort zone and do it again. You are the voice of the Mueller report. Let the country listen to that voice.”