This article is written from a Democratic point of view.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, whenever it should be completed, has become Washington’s latest political hot potato: Just who will get to see it, and when? And does that include us, the American people?
The latest toss came this week, as the White House said it might try to grab first dibs on the report, claiming executive privilege.
The report will wrap up what has become an incredibly thorough investigation, and hopefully, will answer definitely whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Russian government to tilt the 2016 election toward a Trump victory.
Also this week, however, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee stated resolutely that, yes, the American public will see the full Mueller final report.
“You know, I spent the last two years with many of my colleagues going across the country as people marched in the streets, went to town halls, and went to the ballot box to make sure that we could see this report,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif).
“So I’m going to fight like hell to make sure we see this report, whether it’s organizing again, whether it’s using my lungs, you know, whether it’s outmaneuvering with our minds. The American people are going to see this report,” SwalwelI guaranteed.
“If we had not won the House, I wouldn’t say that so confidently to you, but the American people will see every word of this report,” he added.