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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSen. Patrick Leahy returns home after being hospitalized What the shift in Senate control means for marijuana policy reform Vice President Harris receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine MORE (Calif.), a Democratic presidential candidate, called on Friday for Attorney General William Barr to testify before Congress about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened 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 WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis Financial firms brace for Biden's consumer agency chief Tim Ryan says he's 'looking seriously' at running for Portman's Senate seat 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 TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE said, 'Let it come out,' " Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWhat the shift in Senate control means for marijuana policy reform Business groups prepare for lobbying push against minimum wage Schumer: Senate could pave way for reconciliation on COVID relief next week 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'RourkeBeto O'Rourke: Ted Cruz 'guilty of sedition' in Capitol insurrection Boebert appears to carry gun on Capitol Hill in new ad 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics 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 KlobucharSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Klobuchar says Senate impeachment trial of former official is constitutional: 'We have precedent' MORE (D-Minn.) said in a tweet.