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Dems plan 12-hour marathon Mueller report reading at Capitol

A group of more than 20 Democratic lawmakers are planning a marathon-style reading of 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 redacted report at the Capitol on Thursday. 

The office of Rep. Mary Gay ScanlonMary Gay ScanlonTrump lawyer sued him for 'repeated claims' mail voting ripe with fraud Pelosi announces lawmakers will be fined ,000 if they bypass metal detectors to House floor House Judiciary Democrats ask Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump MORE (D-Pa.), the vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed the plans to The Hill on Tuesday.

Scanlon told The Washington Post that she devised the plan because of the "no collusion" and "no obstruction" claims made in the wake of the Mueller report.

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"We’ve been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven’t read the Mueller report," Scanlon said. "So the ongoing quest has been, 'How do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in?'"

Scanlon added that lawmakers would conduct the reading in the House Rules Committee Room inside the Capitol. She said the group would read all 448 pages of the report and that the reading would stretch between 12 and 14 hours. 

Scanlon will open the reading, with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) following. Scanlon said more Democratic lawmakers would likely volunteer to take part in the reading.

"I’d be amazed if even 1 percent of the American people have read the Mueller report, in part or in its entirety," Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinDeJoy apologizes for mail delays while defending Postal Service changes Officer on Capitol riot: 'Is this America? They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags' Considering impeachment's future MORE (D-Md.) told the Post. Raskin reportedly volunteered to read the final pages of the report.

"We have to catch up the American people any way we can. I would hope this would spur reading of the Mueller report all over the country," he added.

Mueller earlier this year wrapped up his 22-month investigation into Russian interference and whether President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE obstructed justice. The report on the investigation, which was released last month, said Mueller was unable to uncover evidence to conclude that a conspiracy took place between the Trump campaign and Moscow. 

However, the report noted that Mueller could not come to a conclusive determination on whether Trump obstructed justice, while saying that Congress has the authority to conduct such probes.

The report's release led several Democrats to call for the president's impeachment. Others have vowed to investigate the administration further.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Biden says US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May | Biden calls on all states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March | Texas, Mississippi lift mask mandates Biden picks for financial agencies offer preview of regulatory agenda Becerra tells Warren he will do 'thorough review' of executive actions on drug prices MORE (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential candidate who has called for Trump's impeachment, read parts of the Mueller report on the Senate floor last week, formally putting portions of the report into the Congressional Record.

A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyHouse Democrats press Facebook on role as a 'breeding ground for polarization' Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to testify at House hearing on misinformation Democrats introduce measure to boost privacy, security of health data during pandemic MORE (D-Ill.), also read portions of the Mueller report aloud on the House floor last Thursday as they seek to draw attention to details from Mueller’s findings.

Cristina Marcos contributed reporting.