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McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly
The Hill ^ | March 25, 2019

Posted on 03/25/2019 4:08:16 PM PDT by SMGFan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be released publicly.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked for unanimous consent for the nonbinding resolution, which cleared the House 420-0, to be passed by the Senate following Mueller's submission of his final report on Friday.

"Whether or not you're a supporter of President Trump ... there is no good reason not to make the report public," Schumer said from the floor. "It's a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less."

But McConnell objected, noting that Attorney General William Barr is working with Mueller to determine what in his report can be released publicly and what cannot. "The special counsel and the Justice Department ought to be allowed to finish their work in a professional manner," McConnell said. "To date, the attorney general has followed through on his commitments to Congress. One of those commitments is that he intends to release as much information as possible."

Under Senate rules, any one senator can try to pass or set up a vote on a bill, resolution or nomination. But in turn, any one senator can block their request.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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all in good time.

They want to read it grab and onto something in desperation!

1 posted on 03/25/2019 4:08:16 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
No wonder nothing gets done. The Dems are a pain in the a**.

Pretty soon, they'll be calling Mueller a Republican operative.

2 posted on 03/25/2019 4:12:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan

There once was a time when a prosecutor who decided not to bring charges kept his mouth shut and file closed so as not to smear the target of the investigation. But, I guess those days are long gone.


3 posted on 03/25/2019 4:12:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sacajaweau

the lunatic liberals kept reminding me mueller was a Republican throughout the process when info was leaked and they were sure Trump was guilty...


4 posted on 03/25/2019 4:13:39 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SMGFan

[Schumer said]

Ha, the constantly partisan Schumer. He’s got no political agenda at all.

Would anyone be interested in helping a Nigerian prince transfer $35 million dollars out of his country for half the loot?

He’ll just need your bank account numbers, your SSN and your mother’s maiden name.


5 posted on 03/25/2019 4:13:50 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SMGFan

Let them stew in their bullshyte.


6 posted on 03/25/2019 4:16:39 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken)
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To: SMGFan

Should just attach one rider to it...add that all money paid to cover up sexual harassment in congress will be revealed.


7 posted on 03/25/2019 4:17:06 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (This article needs a fact checked)
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To: SMGFan

If they want transparency, release the FISA warrants at the same time.

Their hair will burst into flames.


8 posted on 03/25/2019 4:17:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
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To: SMGFan

Good. Let’s not rush things.


9 posted on 03/25/2019 4:17:44 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: SMGFan

They have no legal right to any of the following and to urge that ,in some cases is conspiracy to commit a crime.
1. No grand Jury information. NONE!! ( Rule 6e— contempt of court!!)
2. executive privilege by the president. He must protect at all cost for future presidents.
3.No classified information such as hillary released. That is a violation of the espionage act. FELONY!!!
4. No release of sources or methods by intelligent or law enforcement agencies.
5.absolutely no information concerning any unindicted individual. That smears innocent people.
The democrats can go to hell. This will leave about 20% of the document and that is good enough for those lying SOBs!!


10 posted on 03/25/2019 4:19:41 PM PDT by bingoplayer
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To: SMGFan; E. Pluribus Unum; Innovative; SaveFerris

11 posted on 03/25/2019 4:21:19 PM PDT by 4Liberty ("The Democrats are the Party of Crime." - Donald J. Trump)
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To: SMGFan

-—”Whether or not you’re a supporter of President Trump ... there is no good reason not to make the report public,” Schumer said from the floor. “It’s a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less.”-—

Bullschtein!

Not according to Alan Dershewitz. He said, correctly, that the Mueller report was put together by rabid anit-Trump activists. What’s needed is for the Trump lawyers to comb through it and respond/rebut the nonsense.

Then, and only then, release it to the public.

He is 100% correct.


12 posted on 03/25/2019 4:22:08 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SMGFan

Total kabuki- everyone knows the report cannot be released as it’s full of people who aren’t being charged with any crime whatsoever. Heels Harris started this crap to look good to her brain dead followers on instagram


13 posted on 03/25/2019 4:23:37 PM PDT by atc23
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To: 4Liberty

Yes, it most definitely did


14 posted on 03/25/2019 4:23:48 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Does Rep. Schiff have a copy?
If so, the media has a copy, IMHO.


15 posted on 03/25/2019 4:24:47 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: SMGFan
there is no good reason not to make the report public

The White House and the Trump Campaign turned over millions of pages of documents requested by Mueller. Many, probably hundreds of thousands of those are privileged. Some of the information in the report is almost certainly privileged information the WH has legitimate authority to withhold under Executive Privilege. They cooperated with Mueller in good faith. I would expect the WH will review the report before it's release and direct Barr to redact as appropriate.

16 posted on 03/25/2019 4:25:22 PM PDT by ETCS
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Schumer ought to be told to shut up and sit down and not to speak again.

He was allowed to speak and he lied every time. Now he is no longer allowed to speak.

If he doesn’t get “shut up” the first time, add two short words in the middle and repeat.

I will listen to nothing from the Left that is not a confession of guilt and shame. Until we hear those confessions there is nothing they can say worth listening to.


17 posted on 03/25/2019 4:29:27 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was worse than 9/11)
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To: ETCS

Of course, Trump may be perfectly happy to have the report, which does exonerate him by what it does not contain, released. Letting the Left go balls to the wall to demand its release would just play into his hands.


18 posted on 03/25/2019 4:31:01 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was worse than 9/11)
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To: SMGFan

The scum bags need crumbs to continue this charade, F THEM. We can promise you the Russian collusion of Hillary and obama


19 posted on 03/25/2019 4:31:02 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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I am 100% against anything Dem, however, in this case I am for release of everything legally releasable in the Mueller report for two reasons:

1. No matter anything else the Dem/media/Deep State will for at least the next two years yammer on about how AG Barr blocked/is shielding evidence of PDJT crimes ( which are not), in the manner everyone knows the Obama DOJ blocked Hillary’s crimes (which are). Seeing the full investigation can only (as far as it is possible) shut them up.

2. The release of report can/should fully reveal the extent of the ‘Special Prosecutor’ extortionist sausage making.


20 posted on 03/25/2019 4:35:57 PM PDT by A strike (Import third world become third world)
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