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Attorney General nominee William Barr believes Robert Mueller‘s investigation must be allowed to complete itself without outside interference.

Several media outlets have obtained copies of the opening statement Barr will give when he appears at tomorrow’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In these prepared remarks, Barr writes it is “vitally important” to let the special counsel reach the end of his investigation on Russia’s interference with the 2016 campaign

“I believe it is in the best interest of everyone – the President, Congress, and, most importantly, the American people – that this matter be resolved by allowing the special counsel to complete his work,” Barr writes.

“I believe it is vitally important that the Special Counsel be allowed to complete his investigation. I have the utmost respect for Bob and his distinguished record of public service.”

Barr goes on to promise transparency as AG, saying Mueller’s findings should be made available to everyone.

“I also believe it is very important that the public and Congress be informed of the results of the special counsel’s work,” Barr says. “For that reason, my goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law. I can assure you that, where judgments are to be made by me, I will make those judgments based solely on the law and will let no personal, political, or other improper interests influence my decision.”

You can read Barr’s prepared remarks here.

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