Senator Jack Reed urging DOJ to release full Mueller report

RI delegation pushing for release of full Mueller report

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — After almost two years Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is done and we’re now getting a glimpse of its findings.

Attorney General William Barr released a summary letter of the report to members of Congress on Sunday afternoon, but Democrats say that’s not enough.

U.S. Senator Jack Reed is among those calling for the entire Mueller report and supporting documents to be released to Congress and the American people.

“The issue that’s still troubling, he could not exonerate completely, the President from involvement in obstruction of justice,” Reed said. “He left that to the attorney general, but the reality too is there are many more investigations going on.”

Fellow Senator Sheldon Whitehouse issued a statement on the findings, reading in part, “We knew from his confirmation hearing that Attorney General Barr would never conclude the president obstructed justice, which is why it is critical for Congress to see the full Mueller report and the evidence behind it.” 

“As to obstruction, the Special Counsel did not exonerate the President and left the decision whether to charge an offense to the Attorney General, a decision which he appears to have made with astonishing speed. The American people and their elected representatives need to review that information so they can decide whether the President acted appropriately,” Whitehouse added.

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