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Schumer and Pelosi demand full Mueller report, say AG is not 'neutral'

March 24, 2019 - 6:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say Attorney General William Barr is "not a neutral observer" and they urge full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Pelosi, the House speaker, and Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, said Sunday that Barr's letter to Congress about Mueller's report "raises as many questions as it answers."

In a joint statement, the leaders says that Barr's past "bias" against the special counsel inquiry shows he is "not in a position to make objective determinations."

They say that "the fact that Mueller's report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay."

Several Democratic presidential candidates say special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on Russian election interference and President Trump must be made public.

California Sen. Kamala Harris says Attorney General William Barr, who submitted his summary of the report Sunday, "must testify" before Congress. She tweeted, "That is what transparency looks like."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts notes that lawmakers have voted to release the full Mueller report, not a summary from what she calls Trump's "handpicked Attorney General."

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says the public "deserves the full report and findings" immediately, "not just the in-house summary from a Trump Administration official."

And New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the Mueller report "must be made public." She tweeted, "The President works for the people, and he is not above the law."

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