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 MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 BecerraTrump is right: Healthcare should be handled by the states California attorney general calls for unauthorized immigration to be decriminalized Pelosi announces lawsuit to block Trump's emergency declaration 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 Ellison18 state attorneys general call on Justice Dept to release Mueller report Keith Ellison: Evidence points to Trump being 'sympathetic' to white nationalist point of view Trump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack 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 CruzCornyn campaign, Patton Oswalt trade jabs over comedian's support for Senate candidate MJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Liberal survey: Sanders cruising, Buttigieg rising MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDems plot aggressive post-Mueller moves, beginning with McGahn Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller Cuban negotiator says Trump's efforts to destabilize Cuba's government will fail 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 NadlerKlobuchar on impeachment: 'I'm the jury' Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report 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."