House votes for Mueller report's public release

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Graham is setting a stupid precedent here. Now, any time a Democrat gets busted for some reason, if Graham doesn't want to be a hypocrite, he's going to have to find a Republican to bust too, as he is "trying to find balance" as he says, and vice versa of course. So fucking arbitrary.
 
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Looks like it will not pass the Senate because of Graham.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be made public after it passed the House unanimously.

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 before they leave town for a weeklong recess. "There is no good reason, no good reason that the special counsel's report should not be made public. The American people are overwhelmingly for the report being made public. They have a right to see it. No one should stand in the way of that," Schumer said from the Senate floor.

But Graham, a close ally of Trump's who chairs the Judiciary Committee, objected after Schumer refused to amend the House-passed resolution to include a provision calling on the Justice Department (DOJ) to appoint a special counsel to investigate DOJ misconduct in the handling of the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email use and the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications.

Graham stressed that he supported Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and predicted that it would wrap up shortly. But he added that he had been "trying to find balance" by also supporting an investigation into Clinton-related scandals. "Was there two systems of justice in 2016? One for the Democratic candidate and one for the Republican candidate?" Graham asked. 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.


Graham blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be made public

Guess we will see which GOP member of the Senate has the guts to stand up to Graham.
It is up to the DOJ whether it is released not congress
 
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It means that you, me, and everyone else, will have a better understanding of what's actually happened. That's not nothing. That is empowering for us citizens.
The vote means nothing since the power to release is given the DOJ. The separation of powers does not allow Congress to force the DOJ to release it