Сontenders for the USA presidential nomination from the Democratic Party unanimously called on Friday to make public the report Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, DOJ special counsel on the Russian investigation.
There are no candidates from the Republican party, except for the current President Donald Trump.
“The Trump Administration shouldn’t get to lock up Robert Mueller’s report and throw away the key. Taxpayers funded this investigation, and we deserve to know the outcome,” wrote Senator Corey Booker on Twitter.
“As Donald Trump himself said, “let it come out”. I urge the Trump administration to fully publish Special Prosecutor Muller’s report as soon as possible. No one, not even the president of the United States, is above the law,” wrote Senator Bernie Sanders, leader of Democratic polls.
Similar calls on Twitter were published by other candidates: Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, and others.
Earlier, US Attorney General William Barr сonfirmed that he would report on the “main findings” of the investigation to Congress in the near future, most likely at the weekend. In addition, he will consult with Mueller and Ministry of Justice officials on whether to publish the entire report or not.
Earlier, the House of Representatives unanimously voted for the decision to make the Mueller report public, but Barr will be guided in this matter by the rules of the ministry, and not by the opinion of Congress. Democrats in Congress have already demanded the full publication of the Mueller report with all the accompanying documents.
Special Prosecutor Mueller spent about two years investigating assumptions about “Russian interference” in the elections, which Moscow denies, as well as Trump’s alleged ties with Russia, which are denied both in the Kremlin and in the White House. According to media reports, Mueller at the end of the investigation did not recommend the presentation of new charges. Previously, he made numerous accusations against Trump’s ex-employees for giving false testimony and other violations.