Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has teamed up with other Democrats to demand that the full Mueller report be made public in Congress.
"We deserve to see the Mueller report, and if there is information that, for whatever reason, should not be publicly disclosed, it should be shared with Congress," Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria at from an interview given Friday at Women in the World. 10th Anniversary Summit in New York.
"One of the things I did as a very young lawyer was to investigate Richard Nixon on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee charged with indicting him." 1974, "said Clinton, citing the Watergate scandal for which President Nixon was labeled a" conspirator "and later dismissed. "I know what can be made available, what the court should be allowed to allow. I know what the Republicans did when they were in charge of Congress by demanding from the Justice Department information that had never been presented before – very sensitive information. Everything was handed over to the Republican Congress. "
"We are in this twilight zone, is not it?" She continued. "There is a report which, according to the number you believe, is between three and four hundred pages long, and it is not given to the Congress, which has the absolute right to see it. This is not presented to the public. "
The report is expected to be released in the coming days, according to Attorney General William Barr, who testified last week during a hearing at Capitol Hill before sub-committees of the House and Senate. His summary of the investigation of special advocate Robert Mueller on the 2016 campaign indicated that there was no collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia. He also stated that Mueller's findings were "not sufficient to establish that the president had committed an offense of obstructing justice".
The Democrats, skeptical about the four-page summary of the 400-page report and armed with a subpoena that they have not yet issued, lobbied Barr for the full report. redacted. However, during his testimony on Tuesday, Barr refused to disclose details of Mueller's report or to say whether the White House saw it or was informed of it.
"I think what we have seen in Congress, with the presentation of the Attorney General in the House and Senate, is someone who believes that his main duty is to protect Donald Trump, not to protect the primacy of the right and democracy, that the Justice Department should defend, "said Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election." And I remember the time when Nixon was really upset by an ongoing investigation and he dismissed people who did not meet his expectations – until he eventually found someone who would charge him – but that was not the case. It has not saved, The information gathered has been made available to the Congress, the courts and finally the public. "
"I hope the law will be respected, that the information will be provided," she added, "that the American public and the press have the opportunity to browse these three to four hundred pages with the fewer redactions or radiation possible. "
While Trump and the Republicans saw in the summary of Barr's report a "total and total exoneration", some Democrats claimed to believe in a certain complicity – as the representative Adam Schiff, D-Calif. one of the most skeptical of the Barr maintains his findings and maintains that there is still "significant evidence of collusion" in the 2016 presidential election.
Clinton, whose run for the presidency in 2016 was spoiled by WikiLeaks publishing emails obtained via Russian hacks from the Democratic National Committee and his campaign, spoke of his experience in the request for the full report.
"As someone who has been in the eye of the storm for all these years, I think everyone deserves a chance to tell their story," she said. "I believe in facts, evidence and the law. But this investigation had a serious purpose: to determine the role played by the Russians during our election, to try to understand the kind of strange links between the Russians and the members of the Trump campaign and Trump's relatives.
"These are really important issues," she continued. "[Not] just because we should, for historical purposes, really know what happened. This is because we must be prepared to prevent the recurrence of everything that has happened in the past that may – wrongly – affect our elections. "
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