WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva sent a letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in anticipation of the confirmation hearing of William Barr for Attorney General. In the letter, he urged the Senators to demand a commitment from Barr that he would ensure that the full contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election are released to the public. The letter read in part:
“Given the extraordinary authority he would possess as Attorney General, I am gravely concerned that William Barr is being considered for this nomination when he would wield such broad oversight of the probe—especially in light of his very public opposition to it. Just last month, he sent a memo to the Department of Justice criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, and I have serious concerns that he will suppress Robert Mueller’s final report from ever reaching Congress and the American people.
As you prepare for this important hearing, I respectfully request that you ask the Honorable William Pelham Barr that if confirmed as Attorney General of the United States, he will agree to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report to the public in the interest of national security and the integrity of our democracy. It is critical that the American people have the opportunity to review the content in the Special Counsel’s report and ascertain the actions of this president and his administration.”
Read the full letter here.