18 state attorneys general call on Justice Dept to release Mueller report

Eighteen state attorneys general have joined together to urge the Department of Justice to publicly release special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's final report on the Russia investigation. 

“As the top law officers in states across the country, we strongly urge United States Attorney General Barr to immediately make public the findings of the Mueller investigation," the statement reads. "The American people deserve to know the truth.” 

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The statement was signed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraCalifornia recovers M from auto parts makers' in bid rigging settlement Adam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings Facebook unveils market research app that pays users to take surveys MORE, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong,  Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Minnesota Attorney General, Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonMinnesota sues Juul over rise in youth vaping Jane Fonda calls for protecting water resources at weekly DC climate protest Progressives ramp up fight against Facebook MORE New Mexico Attorney, General Hector Balderas, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. 

"The American people deserve to know the truth," James said in a separate tweet on Friday night

Mueller delivered a report on the investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. 

Barr could brief Congress on the report's findings as early as Sunday. Barr has previously stated that he would disclose as much as of the report as possible under the law.

But Democratic and Republican lawmakers have pushed for the release of the report in full. Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBarr: 'I haven't looked into' whether Ukraine meddled in 2016 election Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling Group of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments MORE (R-Fla.) were among the Republicans to call for a public release of the report on Sunday. 

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGOP calls for minority hearing on impeachment, threatens procedural measures READ: Articles of impeachment against Trump Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles MORE (D-N.Y.) has also repeatedly called for a public release of the report. He said Sunday that he'd be willing to take the fight to obtain it to the Supreme Court if necessary. 

"It's so crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public," Nadler said on CNN's “State of the Nation."