Harris wants Barr to testify on Mueller report as 2020 Dems call for its release

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers MORE (Calif.), a Democratic presidential candidate, called on Friday for Attorney General William Barr to testify before Congress about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation after Mueller submitted his report to Barr earlier in the day.

Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement that Barr should provide appropriate information about the report to all relevant congressional committees as well as give public testimony on the report's findings to Congress.

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“We need total transparency here. The Department of Justice launched the Special Counsel investigation to get to the bottom of foreign interference in the 2016 election and any other illegal actions. A declassified report must be made public immediately and Attorney General Barr must publicly testify under oath about the investigation and its findings, and provide all underlying materials to the appropriate Congressional committees," Harris said.

“This is about securing American democracy and protecting voters’ confidence in our elections and our system of government," the senator added.

The California Democrat added in an email to supporters Friday evening that she would "not rest" until a declassified copy of the report was made public and Barr testified publicly.

Harris's call came as other Democrats vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination called for the report from the special counsel's office to be released in full to the public.

"Robert Mueller’s finished his report. He’s delivered it to Attorney General William Barr. The American people deserve the full report," Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) tweeted.

Warren also included a link to a petition started by her campaign calling for the report's release

"As Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE said, 'Let it come out,' " Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll MORE (I-Vt.) wrote on Twitter. "I call on the Trump administration to make Special Counsel Mueller's full report public as soon as possible. No one, including the president, is above the law."

"Release the Mueller report to the American people," former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Campaign dads fit fatherhood between presidential speeches MORE (D-Texas) said in a tweet.

 

 

"The Mueller report should be released to the public. This decision is not about politics but about protecting our democracy. Now is the time to do the right thing. The American people deserve the truth," Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE (D-Minn.) said in a tweet.