Here's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE sent shock waves through Washington on Friday when he submitted his long-anticipated report to the Justice Department, signaling the end of a nearly two-year investigation that has loomed over President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE's administration.

The confidential report, which was delivered to Attorney General William Barr, details the findings of Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and whether Trump obstructed justice.

The decision to release the report's findings rests with Barr, who has not indicated how much of it he will make public.


Democrats have clamored for months to convince Trump and Barr to make Mueller’s full conclusions available to Congress and the public. Trump's conservative allies, meanwhile, are going on offense against the report, hoping to get out ahead of any potentially damaging revelations that may stem from it.

Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates echoed calls from congressional Democrats following Mueller's submission, saying that full transparency was crucial to holding the president accountable for any possible wrongdoing.

Here is what candidates have said about the Mueller report.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDHS opens probe into allegations at Georgia ICE facility Democratic lawmakers call for an investigation into allegations of medical neglect at Georgia ICE facility Black Voters Matter Fund deploying voter outreach caravans in 12 states to drive turnout MORE (N.J.)

“The Trump Administration shouldn’t get to lock up Robert Mueller’s report and throw away the key. Taxpayers funded this investigation, and we deserve to know the outcome,” Booker tweeted Friday, including a link to a petition calling for the Mueller report to be made public. 

Julián Castro

“The American people deserve to know the full truth about Russia’s interference in our democracy. The Special Counsel report must be publicly released in its entirety,” Castro, who served as former President Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, tweeted. 

Former Rep. John DelaneyJohn DelaneyCoronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Rodney Davis Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer says Trump right on China but wrong on WHO; CDC issues new guidance for large gatherings The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what 'policing' means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight MORE (Md.)

“You, the American people, paid for the Mueller Report and you, the American people, deserve to see it. Make your voices heard!” Delaney tweeted.

“While our attention shifts to the full release of the Mueller Report, we should thank Mr. Mueller, for his work as special counsel and his service to our country. He is a decorated former Marine, dedicated public servant and has conducted his work with dignity and without leaks,” he added.

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardRepublicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses slate of non-Hispanic candidates Gabbard says she 'was not invited to participate in any way' in Democratic convention MORE (Hawaii)

“Make the full Mueller report public and available to the American people. #ReleaseTheReport,” Gabbard tweeted. 

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSuburban moms are going to decide the 2020 election Jon Stewart urges Congress to help veterans exposed to burn pits The Hill's Campaign Report: 19 years since 9/11 | Dem rival to Marjorie Taylor Greene drops out | Collin Peterson faces fight of his career | Court delivers blow to ex-felon voting rights in Florida MORE (N.Y.)

“Special counsel Mueller’s report should be made public without any delay. The American people have a right to know its findings,” Gillibrand tweeted.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisScott Walker helping to prep Pence for debate against Harris: report California family frustrated that governor, Harris used fire-damaged property for 'photo opportunity' Moderna releases coronavirus vaccine trial plan as enrollment pushes toward 30,000 MORE (Calif.)

“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,” Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

“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,” she continued.

“This is about securing American democracy and protecting voters’ confidence in our elections and our system of government,” she said.

The California Democrat also sent out a petition to her supporters, saying, “You have my commitment that I will not rest until the truth is delivered publicly and in full.”

Gov. Jay Inslee (Wash.)

“The American public deserves to know the contents of the Mueller Report. Donald Trump and his Attorney General cannot be trusted to summarize or excerpt it accurately,” Inslee tweeted. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharEPA delivers win for ethanol industry angered by waivers to refiners It's time for newspapers to stop endorsing presidential candidates Biden marks anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, knocks Trump and McConnell MORE (Minn.)

“The American people need to know the truth. The Russian government interfered in our elections and we need to know the facts in order to secure our democracy. This has always been my position. In fact, at Attorney General Barr’s confirmation hearing I asked him to commit to releasing the full report. He wouldn’t make that commitment,” Klobuchar said in an email to supporters, along with a link to her own petition for Barr to release Mueller’s findings. 

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas)

“Release the Mueller report to the American people,” O’Rourke tweeted.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence MORE (I-Vt.)

“As Donald Trump said, 'Let it come out.' 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,” Sanders said in a statement. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon No new taxes for the ultra rich — fix bad tax policy instead MORE (Mass.)

“Robert Mueller’s finished his report. He’s delivered it to Attorney General William Barr. We need to make sure it’s released to the American public. Right now,” Warren said in an email to supporters, including a link to her petition for the report’s release.

“Remember: This investigation has already resulted in dozens of indictments, convictions, and guilty pleas. The American people deserve the full report,” she added.