Mueller Probe: Nancy Pelosi Vows to Reject Highly Classified Briefing

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) told Democrats this afternoon that she intends to reject attempts by the Justice Department (DOJ) to limit disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe to a highly classified setting and called for full “transparency” of the report.

During a conference call with House Democrats on Saturday afternoon, Pelosi told lawmakers that she was concerned that the department could seek to release Mueller’s findings only to top Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, a group known as the Gang of Eight, three sources told Politico.

“The takeaway from this call is that the American [people] deserve the truth,” she said, according to The Hill. “Transparency is the order of the day.”

Pelosi reportedly added: “Right now, we are in the mode wanting to know the truth, wanting the facts so that our chairpersons and members of the committees can take a look into this going forward.”

In a letter to Democratic colleagues earlier today, Pelosi reiterated that any briefings concerning special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into election meddling should be unclassified….

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