Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the group of top congressional leaders known as the Gang of Eight should be shown an unredacted final report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

“That would be my recommendation,” Clapper told CNN on Monday when asked if the leaders should receive the report. “At least them, if not more, but the Gang of Eight, certainly. And that is a mechanism that has been set up long running for informing the Congress ... on various very sensitive information.”

“I think the Congress, the Democrats are justified in asking for an unredacted version, at least to some in the Congress,” Clapper said. “I don't know about everybody, but I think this is a special case.”

The Gang of Eight, which includes the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and the Senate, along with the top members of the intelligence committees, will reportedly be briefed by the FBI on the report’s findings within the next 30-60 days.

Attorney General William Barr shared a summary of Mueller’s findings with Congress last month. The four-page letter said the investigation “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election." The summary didn’t provide insight on whether Trump or any of his associates were compromised by Russia.

[Read more: Mueller report more than 300 pages long]

The summary also quoted Mueller saying “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded there was a lack of “sufficient” evidence to determine whether Trump obstructed justice.

Mueller was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

Two Democratic members of the Gang of Eight, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, both California Democrats, have said they don’t want private briefings in lieu of releasing Mueller's entire report to the public.