JUST IN: House Unanimously Votes For Mueller Report to be Made Public
On Thursday, the House unanimously voted for Robert Mueller’s report to be made public.
The non-binding resolution, which was introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who argued there is an “overwhelming public interest” in Mueller’s report, was passed in a 420-0 vote.
“It is important that Congress stand up for the principle of full transparency. At a time when the president has publicly attacked the Russian investigation more than 1,100 times and counting. Among other things, the president has repeatedly referred to the investigation as a witch hunt and called it a hoax, rigged, and a scam,” Jerry Nadler said on the floor. “This resolution is also needed because high-ranking DOJ. officials have indicated that they may not release –– that they may not release information about individuals who are not indicted.”
Republican Representatives Paul Gosar (AZ), Matt Gaetz (FL), Thomas Massie (KY) and Justin Amash (MI) voted ‘present’ on Thursday.
“I’ve said to millions of Americans on television that I support releasing the Mueller report,” Gaetz told The Hill.
According to the special counsel rules, Robert Mueller has to submit a “confidential” report to the attorney general. The rules do not require the attorney general to share the report with Congress or even make it public.
The Democrats have already vowed to fight like hell to get their hands on the report — they will even use subpoena power to obtain Mueller’s report.
Attorney General Bill Barr said during his confirmation hearings that he wants to be as transparent as possible with Mueller’s report “consistent with the rules and the law.”
Democrats also fear that Mueller’s report will be anticlimactic which is why they have launched additional ‘Trump-Russia’ investigations to harass President Trump.
Mueller is reportedly wrapping up his investigation although his team if already funded through September.
Mueller’s top prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, a corrupt DC swamp dweller, stepped down on Thursday — many speculate AG Bill Barr gave Weissmann the boot.
Mueller’s report will be very damaging to President Trump and will be used as fodder by the Democrats to attack Trump during the 2020 election cycle.