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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe U.S. and Mexico must revamp institutions supporting their joint efforts Harris signals a potential breakthrough in US-Mexico cooperation Watch live: Harris delivers remarks on vaccination efforts MORE (Calif.), a Democratic presidential candidate, called on Friday for Attorney General William Barr to testify before Congress about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 WarrenCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 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 TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE said, 'Let it come out,' " Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay 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'RourkeO'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report O'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor 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 KlobucharDemocrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl Hillicon Valley: Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC | Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cyber during summit with Putin | TSA working on additional security regulations following Colonial Pipeline hack Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC MORE (D-Minn.) said in a tweet.