House Democrats to read Mueller report out loud: ‘It’s what we have to do’
House Democrats are planning to read out loud special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report in a marathon session on Thursday.
“We’ve been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven’t read the Mueller report. So the ongoing quest has been, ‘How do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in?’” Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, Pennsylvania Democrat, told The Washington Post.
The special counsel’s report investigated Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“The Mueller report was a mandate from the Department of Justice that there be an investigation into these very troubling aspects about what was happening in our government. So you know, it may be inconvenient, it may be time-consuming, but it’s what we have to do,” she said.
The event will feature 20 Democrats reading the 448-page redacted report from Thursday to early in the morning Friday in the Capitol’s House Rules Committee Room. The reading will be livestreamed and later available as an audiobook.
This reading comes as the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed for the full unredacted Mueller report and have expressed intention to interview Mr. Mueller and former White House Counsel Don McGahn regarding the findings of the report.