BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Local politicians are reacting to news that Special Investigator Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and Russian business entities for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Rep. Seth Moulton pointed the finger at President Donald Trump, who has called the Russia investigation "fake news" in the past.
Sen. Ed Markey called for protections for Mueller's investigation, and said "Every American should understand the magnitude of these charges, the President most of all."
Rep. Jim McGovern quoted Trump's Feb. 2017 tweet calling the Russia investigation "fake news" and asked if his opinion had changed.
Rep. Jim McGovern asked if the President still believed the investigation was a "hoax," as he had previously called it.
Rep. Capuano told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe there was already a lot of smoke surrounding the Russia investigation, but that these indictments prove there was also at least some fire.
"It's disappointing, obviously, that we have an administration that wants to pretend or deny that anything bad happened, and now we have clear indications that something bad did happen and continues to happen, and our president is still ignoring it and trying to make it go away," he said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports