Mueller report is out: How much will the public get to see?

President Trump and his Republican friends on Capitol Hill are declaring victory after the much-anticipated Mueller report found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

WSB political analyst Bill Crane said, "The president's legal troubles and challenges are not over, but I think he has a lot to kind of claim victory about."

One of the first to see the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was Republican Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

"The special counsel’s investigation was long, thorough and conclusive: There was no collusion."

Now that the report is out it remains to be seen how much the American people will get to see.

In an exclusive interview with WSB's Monica Matthews, Collins said "The public should see everything they can see." Collins said "This is something that is very important. Democrats talking point is just to dump everything. You can't do that."

Collins said Attorney General William Barr "has made it very clear he will put out as much as possible, so that the American people can have assurance what Bob Mueller found is the actual truth." That way "Nobody can go looking for shadows behind the curtain," Collins said.

Democrats have a different view.

U.S. Representative Hank Johnson of Lithonia, one of the top Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, says the full Mueller report should be made public.

Johnson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution "There are a whole lot of questions that need to be answered and we certainly can’t answer those questions by relying on the conclusions that Barr says Mueller reached."

Another one of President Trump's supporters on Capitol Hill, Republican Congressman Jody Hice of Monroe, tweeted "We knew this two years ago: Zero collusion."

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