Top Dem: 'Certainly a possibility' that Congress will call Barr, Mueller to testify publicly

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) said Sunday that it is "certainly a possibility" that Congress will call Attorney General William Barr and Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE to testify publicly following the delivery of the special counsel's final report to Barr.

"I think that is certainly a possibility," Jeffries, a member of the Judiciary panel, said during an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" after host Margaret Brennan asked whether the public should expect Barr and Mueller "to face questioning in front of your committee, in front of the television cameras."

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Mueller, who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, submitted his final report Friday to Barr. 

Jeffries added Sunday that Mueller's report should first be released in full.

"Let’s take the first step in terms of the full disclosure of the report and the underlying documentation. The American people deserve to know whether Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE is either (A) a legitimate president, (B) a Russian asset, (C) the functional equivalent of an organized crime boss, or (D) just a useful idiot who happens to have been victimized by the greatest collection of coincidences in the history of the republic," Jeffries said.

Other Democrats have previously called for Barr and Mueller to testify in front of Congress.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness Harris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? MORE (D-Calif.), who is running for president, said in a statement last week that "we need total transparency," including testimony from Barr.

"A declassified report must be made public immediately and Attorney General Barr must publicly testify under oath about the investigation and its findings, and provide all underlying materials to the appropriate Congressional committees," Harris said.