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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CBS NEWS) — Minutes after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his final report on the Russia probe to the U.S. attorney general, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker called on the report to be released to the public “immediately.”
Mueller’s long-awaited report will reveal his findings of the over two-year long investigation into any ties between the Russian government and Trump campaign associates, as well as any matters that arose from the investigation, has been submitted to the attorney general, William Barr.
Barr will now summarize it for lawmakers, in accordance with the law governing the special counsel. It is not clear whether the report or any part of it will be made public — that’s left to Barr’s discretion.
Booker, a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, has been a New Jersey senator since 2013.
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez echoed Booker’s demand in a statement.
“The American people deserve to know what is in the Mueller report, period. If the report is not made public, Congress and the American people will be left wondering what the Justice Department is hiding and that will further erode public confidence in the rule of law.”
Delaware Sen. Chris Coons also addressed the report.
“Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has been anything but a partisan witch hunt. It has produced 37 indictments and guilty pleas, including from several of President Trump’s most senior business and political advisers. Attorney General Barr must now ensure that justice is served and that the American people are provided the information they deserve from the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said that he was “pleased that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was allowed to complete his investigation unimpeded.”
“I believe it’s in the national interest for Attorney General Bill Barr to be as transparent as possible about the investigation’s findings with Congress and the public — consistent with the law and longstanding Department of Justice policy.”