Michigan joins 17 AGs in urging release of Mueller report

    Robert Mueller testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee about the FBI's proposed budget estimates for FY2014 on Capitol Hill May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. |Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted on Friday to U.S. Attorney General William Barr his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined her counterparts in 16 other states and the District of Columbia to urge the report be released publicly. That comes after the U.S. House overwhelmingly voted this month asking for the same.

    Dana Nessel after a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Feb. 19, 2019 | Ken Coleman

    “As the top law officers in states across the country, we strongly urge United States Attorney General Barr to immediately make public the findings of the Mueller investigation. The American people deserve to know the truth,” the attorneys general said in a statement.

    They include: New York Attorney General Letitia James; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser; Connecticut Attorney General William Tong; Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings; District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine; Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear; Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey; Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh; Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison; New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas; Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum; Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro; Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan ; Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring; and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  

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    Susan J. Demas is a 17-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQs, the state budget, the economy and more. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 3,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 60 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.

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