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 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 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 now requires background checks for all gun ammo purchases Hillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt 'relief' after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups Four more states join attorneys general lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger 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 AG will defend state's abortion restrictions despite personal views Hillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt 'relief' after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups Four more states join attorneys general lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger 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 CruzWhite House to convene social media summit after new Trump attacks GOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats O'Rourke on Senate bid backer Beyoncé: I will have to 'earn her support' for 2020 MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats Mellman: Are primary debates different? Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids — Trump issues order to bring transparency to health care prices | Fight over billions in ObamaCare payments heads to Supreme Court 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 NadlerNadler apologized after repeatedly calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' at hearing Hope Hicks: Trump campaign felt 'relief' after WikiLeaks released damaging info about Hillary Clinton House hearing marks historic moment for slavery reparations debate 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."