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Mitt Romney says he is 'sickened' by what he read in the Mueller report — here's his full statement

Romney is trending on social media after dropping his statement

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Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) released a scathing statement Friday condemning dishonesty that was documented in the Mueller report.

"It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice," Romney said in the statement. "The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis. The business of government can move on."

"Even so," he continued, "I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President. I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine."

"Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders," he concluded.

The Mueller report was released in a redacted form on Thursday, with Democrats reacting by emphasizing sections damaging to the Trump administration, while Republicans pointing to the lack of conclusive evidence of collusion.

Some Democrats, like presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have called for impeachment proceedings to begin as a result of the Mueller report, but the leadership appears to be very reticent to do so.

Here's the latest on the Mueller report release:

Trump lashes out at Mueller report findings on Twitter www.youtube.com

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