Activists hold #ReleasetheReport rallies around the Bay Area in hopes of seeing full Mueller report

Protests were held nationwide Thursday evening calling for the release of the Mueller report without further delay.

In the Bay Area, #ReleasetheReport rallies were in Oakland and San Francisco, along the Peninsula, in Napa, and Marin.  

All told, organizers expected rapid-response events in dozens of cities nationwide. 

"Release the report, NOW!" shouted a few hundred marchers through downtown San Rafael. 

"We don't want it short, we want the whole report!" protesters chanted, listening to speeches at City Plaza on 4th Street. 

Friday will mark two weeks since special counsel Robert Mueller presented his investigative findings on Russian collusion in the 2016 election. 

Details remain under wraps, except for a summary supplied by Attorney General William Barr, who downplayed any negative conclusions.    

House Democrats had set a Tuesday deadline for  to turn over un-redacted copies to Congress, but it was ignored, triggering the protest Day of Action.  

Progressives are especially energized hearing that some members of the Mueller team now dispute how the report is being portrayed. 

"No one is above the law," chanted protesters in San Rafael, eliciting honks of support from passing traffic. 

"We join thousands and thousands of people around the country today showing up to express their outrage," said speaker Eileen Fisher of the Mill Valley Community Action Network. "We show our power, our courage and our persistence."

In unison, the crowd was asked to to use their cell phones to call the US. Justice Department, en masse, and leave a message. 
"I just said 'Release the report NOW !" protester Bette Wolczanski told KTVU, laughing. 
Wolczanski, like other critics, doubt the Mueller report is as benign as Donald Trump and his attorney general claim. 
"We really can't make any solid conclusions until the full report is released, " said protester Landers Markwick, 15. "The fact they're withholding it so much means clearly there's something in there they don't want us to see."

On Twitter Thursday, President Trump reverted to a negative tone on the Mueller report, describing it as a witch hunt, hoax, and collusion delusion.

It was a shift from the praise he offered when the report  first dropped. 

"No collusion with Russia, no obstruction, none whatsoever, and it was a complete and total exoneration," said Trump at the time.

"My sense is it's starting to unravel in the Mueller team, they are furious," activist Susan Bolle of Democratic Action Marin told KTVU.

Bolle believes the nation has been misled on how damaging the report is, and how much presidential wrong-doing it contains. 

"I think we're going to see more and more of Mueller's team step forward, I hope so," said Bolle, as the rally wrapped up.  "What I really want to see is Mueller testify before Congress, and I really think that's the next step."

The Trump administration insists continued focus on the report is partisan politics.    

"They lost on the collusion battle," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"Now they're looking for any and everything they can to continue to attack this President because they have no message."  

But for tens of thousands of protesters, the message couldn't be more clear, and it's more about transparency than Trump.

"An indictment isn't as important as knowing the truth, what happened in 2016, and what's going on in our country," protester Mary Good told KTVU. "We need to rise as Americans and defend our democracy, and that's much more important than putting anybody in jail."

Attorney General Barr has indicated it will be mid- April before he releases a redacted version of the 400-page report.