Press release

United States: Freedom House Urges Scrutiny of Russian Election Interference

United States citizens must see special counsel Robert Mueller's full report in order to understand the level of Russian involvement in the 2016 US elections.


Following Attorney General William Barr’s release of his summary conclusions from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, Freedom House issued the following statement:  

“It is essential that Congress and the American people see the full Mueller report itself, and not a four-page summary,” said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. “We should not overlook the important fact that this investigation, once again, found that Russia, a foreign power, interfered in the US presidential election. Only through access to the report’s details can we reach a full understanding of the magnitude of Russia’s interference. The release of the full report details will shed light on Russia’s goals, motives, and methods. Of special importance, we need the report to further guide the reforms needed to ensure that honesty, fairness, and non-interference prevail in future elections.”

The United States is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2019, and Free in Freedom on the Net 2018.