Rep. Jerry Nadler Did Not Want the Starr Report to Be Released: ‘It’s Grand Jury Material’

With Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, (D-NY) calling for the full report from Robert Mueller’s two-year-long investigation to be released to the public, Nadler had a different reaction the release of the report from Kenneth Starr, who headed the investigation into then-President Bill Clinton.

Commonly known as the Starr Report, shortly before the House voted to release it, Nadler told PBS’ Charlie Rose it should not be made public.

“As a matter of decency and protecting people’s privacy rights, people who may be totally innocent third parties, what must not be released at all,” Nadler said in 1998.

“It’s grand jury material. It represents statements which may or may not be true by various witnesses, salacious material. All kinds of material that it would be unfair to release,” he added.

Today, Nadler is leading the effort to have the Mueller report be made public:

In a letter sent last week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told Congress they can expect the full report from Robert Mueller’s special counsel by mid-April, “if not sooner.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.