Watch: Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Stephen Colbert

During an interview Monday with Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show,” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said that without the release of Robert Mueller’s full report on Russia, she does not trust Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that President Trump did not obstruct justice.

Host Stephen Colbert, who began Monday’s show with a monologue about the other investigations into Trump, framed his question to Warren with a mention of her legal credentials — he asked the longtime law professor if she trusted Barr’s judgement on obstruction of justice.

“No,” Warren, a presidential hopeful, replied. “And you shouldn’t have to ask me if I trust it. We should see the whole report. When we see the whole report, we’ll know what the basis is for the decision.”


Barr released Sunday a four-page summary of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in which Barr declared that Trump did not obstruct justice.

The attorney general has not said if, or when, he might release Mueller’s complete findings, but congressional Democrats, including Warren, have demanded to see the special counsel’s full report.

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