Democratic members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation called for the special counsel’s confidential report on the Russia investigation to be made public.
Connecticut’s two senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and Rosa DeLauro, issued statements calling for the report to be released in its entirety. Attorney General William Barr was reviewing Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation Saturday to determine what should be made public.
Blumenthal said the imperative for transparency and full disclosure is “immediate and urgent.”
“The public interest is paramount in disclosing not only conclusions, but the facts that led to them,” he said. “There is no excuse for concealing any part of this report along with its findings and evidence— it would be tantamount to a cover-up.”
Murphy said the American people deserve to know all the facts now because “the future of American democracy depends on it.” DeLauro expressed similar views, saying that the “integrity of our democracy is at stake.”
Courtney said the country needs full and complete transparency on alleged interference in its elections.
“The Department of Justice needs to fulfill its duty to the American people and make public the findings of the Mueller investigation,” he said.
The next step is up to Barr, who has said he’s committed to transparency and speed.
All told, Mueller charged 34 people, including the president’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and three Russian companies.