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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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 Becerra21 states file lawsuit against selling blueprints online to print 3D guns Birds in California's desert are dying Supreme Court denies blue states' effort to expedite ObamaCare challenge 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 CruzRepublicans show little enthusiasm for impeachment witness swap Texas House special election to gauge suburban mood Texas Democrats roll out plan to win state House in November MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFormer senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Des Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee 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 NadlerPelosi says House will vote on bill to repeal travel ban Nadler to miss a day of impeachment trial due to wife's cancer treatment Impeachment manager dismisses concerns Schiff alienated key Republican votes: 'This isn't about any one person' 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."