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Dick Blumenthal Says Public Paid For Mueller Report And Deserves To Know What’s In It

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Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said the American people are paying for Bob Mueller’s report so they deserve to see what’s in it.

Blumenthal claimed he was concerned about possible redactions or deletions by the Department of Justice and said the Senate and the public deserve to know full story.

“I joined with Senator [Chuck] Grassley in legislation that will compel a report, not just an explanation of why Mueller has brought charges or not, a report submitted directly to Congress in full with facts and findings and evidence and also to the American people,” Blumenthal said Thursday on CNN’s “New Day.”

Co-host Alisyn Camerota said there were regulations that prevented too many details from being released to the public but Blumenthal disagreed.

“There are norms, not necessarily regulations, that say to prosecutors if you’re not going to indict someone, bring charges, then you should not say anything,” he replied. “And I live by those norms when I was a federal prosecutor, as U.S. Attorney in Connecticut. But this case is different.”

“What we have here is a special counsel that has been appointed because of betrayal of public trust. It’s an extraordinary situation. And that’s why the public deserves to know. The public paid for this report and the American people deserve to know everything that’s in it.”

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