Grassley: 'I support release of the Mueller report'

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyScandal in Puerto Rico threatens chance at statehood Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator Democrat: Treasury 'acknowledged the unprecedented process' in Trump tax return rejection MORE (R-Iowa) said Thursday that he is in favor of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats 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 report being released.

"I support release of the Mueller report," Grassley tweeted.
The Iowa senator earlier this year sponsored bipartisan legislation that, had it been approved, would have required the public release of a report from Mueller's investigation, which focused on Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged ties between President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE's campaign and Moscow.
 
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Grassley, who sponsored the bill with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in February that he wanted to report to be released because he thought the "public ought to know" what it said. 
 
"Blumenthal is on a bill with me, because he wants this report out, I suppose, because it’s going to make Trump look bad. I look at it from this standpoint. I don’t care what the report says. We paid $25 million, maybe $35 million to do it, and the public ought to know what their $25 or $35 million bought. And except for national security and privacy of individuals, those would be understandably redacted, everything else, I think, ought to be out," he said at the time.
 
Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDemocratic lawmaker calls asylum, refugee programs 'crown jewel' of immigration system Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony Cummings asks prosecutors about decision not to charge Trump in hush money probe MORE wrote a four-page letter to lawmakers last month summarizing Mueller's report, but he has yet to release it. Democrats in particular have demanded that they receive the full report, and Barr has said he will share more information by mid-April. 
 
Barr said in his summary that Mueller determined the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia ahead of the 2016 election. Mueller, however, did not determine whether Trump obstructed justice, according to Barr, but Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWhat to expect when Mueller testifies: Not much Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony Feds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner MORE concluded that Trump did not do so.