Dems to read aloud redacted Mueller report

Dems to read aloud redacted Mueller report

House Democrats are expected to read 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 redacted 448-page report aloud in a Capitol hearing room on Thursday.

Mueller's report “cannot be summarized in a tweet, headline, or news segment,” Rep. Mary Gay ScanlonMary Gay ScanlonGOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike GOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage MORE (D-Pa.) said on Twitter.

“This administration and its enablers do not want the American people to hear the contents of this report — but we have a responsibility to share the report in its entirety with the American people,” she added.

Scanlon also linked to livestreams of the reading, which is set to begin at noon, as well as a link to the redacted report.  

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“We have a Constitutional duty to share that truth with the American people,” Scanlon said in a statement, according to Reuters.

Scanlon, the vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, told The Washington Post earlier this week that she formulated the idea in response to claims by supporters of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE that the report’s release exonerated him of collusion or obstruction of justice, despite Mueller’s conclusion that his team could not exonerate Trump on obstruction.

"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 told the Post. "So the ongoing quest has been, 'How do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in?'"

Since the release of the redacted report, the Democratic House has been engaged in a showdown to obtain the unredacted report and its underlying evidence.

The White House invoked executive privilege last week to prevent the release of the requested material.