Warren, Keating Call for ‘Immediate’ Release of Mueller Report to Public

U.S.Congressman Bill Keating and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA 9th District) has issued a statement in response to news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has completed the report of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

With the investigation and report completed, the American public is still left to wonder if Mueller found any evidence that collusion between the Russian government and President Donald Trump occurred during the election.

“The purpose of the Mueller investigation was to investigate threats and attacks to our democracy. The public should have full access to all the information in the Mueller report, absent any material that would compromise intelligence sources or methods,” said Keating on Friday.

“Providing the public with a summarized or sanitized version would only compromise confidence in our democracy – the very thing this investigation is trying to protect.”

Mueller submitted the report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday. Barr says he may brief leaders in Congress as early as this weekend on the “principal findings” of the report. In a letter to lawmakers, he declared he was committed to transparency and speed.

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), also a front-running Democratic presidential candidate, jumped on the bandwagon as well, demanding Mueller release the report “immediately” about an hour after news broke of it being finished.

Warren took to Twitter on Friday night, posting the link of an online petition demanding the report be published for public consumption “right now.”

“Robert Mueller’s finished his report. He’s delivered it to Attorney General William Barr. The American people deserve the full report. Sign our petition to make the Mueller report public—immediately,” Warren said in her tweet.

For now, the report is accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials. Barr is now charged with writing his own account of Mueller’s findings to send to Congress.

A Justice Department official confirmed that Mueller was not recommending any further indictments.

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center 

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