Posted by 18 March 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on the verge of releasing his report on potential crimes committed by President Trump's campaign to Attorney General William Barr. The House of Representatives wants to make sure that you get to read it.
By a vote of 420-0 (with 4 Republicans voting “present”), the House of Representatives approved House Concurrent Resolution 24. This resolution states that “the allegations at the center of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation strike at the core of our democracy, and there is an overwhelming public interest in releasing the Special Counsel’s report to ensure public confidence in both the process and the result of the investigation.”
The resolution then calls “for the public release of any report, including findings, Special Counsel Mueller provides to the Attorney General, except to the extent the public disclosure of any portion thereof is expressly prohibited by law; and calls for the full release to Congress of any report, including findings, Special Counsel Mueller provides to the Attorney General.”
When this resolution reached the Senate, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer moved for a vote. Senator Lindsay Graham objected, arguing that the measure should demand a larger investigation into how the Justice Department conducted the Trump investigation.
It remains to be seen if this measure will be voted on by the Senate or not. Senator Schumer said he would try to bring it up again, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell controls the calendar of votes.
Do you think that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be made public?