Grassley: 'I support release of the Mueller report'

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyMcSally unveils bill to lower drug prices amid tough campaign Ernst endorses bipartisan Grassley-Wyden bill to lower drug prices Overnight Health Care: Nevada union won't endorse before caucuses after 'Medicare for All' scrap | McConnell tees up votes on two abortion bills | CDC confirms 15th US coronavirus case MORE (R-Iowa) said Thursday that he is in favor of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan 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'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 TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll 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 BarrBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter split on Bloomberg video | Sanders briefed on Russian efforts to help campaign | Barr to meet with Republicans ahead of surveillance fight Sanders says he was briefed on Russian effort to help campaign 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 RosensteinAttorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself Graham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation DOJ won't charge former FBI Deputy Director McCabe MORE concluded that Trump did not do so.