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Reports: House Dems Set Public Reading of Mueller Report

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Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:13 PM

House Democrats are planning a marathon public reading of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Thursday, The Washington Post reported.

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., the vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has been organizing the effort since last Friday, the Post reported.

"We've been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven't read the Mueller report," Scanlon told the news outlet. "So, the ongoing quest has been how do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in."

All 448 pages of the report will take from 12-14 hours to read, the lawmaker estimated. Shifts will be divided up among the readers, including committee chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who will follow Scanlon as the second reader.

"I'd be amazed if even 1 percent of the American people have read the Mueller report, in part or in its entirety," Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who will read the last pages of the report, told the Post.

"We have to catch up the American people any way we can. I would hope this would spur reading of the Mueller report all over the country."

The reading will take place in the House Rules Committee Room inside the Capitol and will be live-streamed. Afterward, a recording will be made available in to an audio book, the Post reported.

So far, only Democrats have committed to participate.

A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., also read parts of the report aloud on the House floor last Thursday, The Hill reported.

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