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PoliticsHouse Democrats to read Mueller report aloud in Capitol hearing room

13:41  16 may  2019
13:41  16 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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House Democrats plan to stage a marathon public reading of Special Counsel Robert Mueller ’s 448-page report on Thursday on Capitol Hill, according to Rep. She claimed in a statement provided to news outlets that “this administration and its enablers do not want the American people [to] hear the

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House Democrats to read Mueller report aloud in Capitol hearing room© Reuters/Carlo Allegri FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The Muller Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election is pictured in New York

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will read aloud on Thursday the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, one of the top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, will, along with nearly two dozen of her colleagues, begin reading the Mueller report at 12 p.m. (1700 GMT) in a Capitol hearing room.

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More than 20 House Democrats will stage a marathon public reading of the entire redacted Mueller report beginning Thursday at noon, and likely ending in the early morning “We’ve been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven’t read the Mueller report .

Democrats plan to deliver a marathon public reading of Special Counsel Robert Mueller ’s 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, staged Thursday in a House committee room . “This administration and its enablers do not want the American people hear the contents of this report .”

"We have a Constitutional duty to share that truth with the American people," Scanlon said in a release, adding the report's conclusions could not be adequately "summarized in a tweet."

Mueller's report, which contained redactions, described numerous links between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and various Russians but did not find sufficient evidence to establish here was a criminal conspiracy with Moscow.

The report also described numerous attempts by Trump to impede Mueller's probe, but stopped short of declaring that the president committed a crime.

Democrats, who control the House, are sparring with the White House over numerous probes into Trump and his campaign's ties to Russia, the president's business dealings and administration policies.

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Fuming over Bill Barr’s handling over the Mueller report , Democrats want to hear from the Attorney General and want the special counsel himself to explain some of the major choices he made in his 448-page memo.

Democrats have requested a full, unredacted version of Muller's report, six years of Trump's individual and business tax returns and background on decisions made by the administration on security clearances and the separation of migrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The deadline for the administration to respond to a subpoena for the unredacted report passed without being met. Trump has sued to block a congressional subpoena for financial records from his accounting firm. The White House has directed key staff not to cooperate with various House probes.

Democrats are now considering contempt resolutions against top administration officials, with votes expected as early as June.

(Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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