Schumer introduces resolution calling for Mueller report release, McConnell objects

Lawrence Kim
March 26, 2019

He says the Justice Department needs more time to wrap up Mueller's two-year probe. There's no evidence that the attorney general is not going to produce as much information as possible for all of us, and that's why I objected. "I think it's a reasonable thing to do". "The report should be made public and the Senate should resolve that it should be".

In response, Schumer asked what Republicans are trying to hide. Mueller just turned in his final report on Friday. "They simply want the truth". Lindsey Graham because the South Carolina Republican and close ally of the President said he wanted to add language that a special counsel be named to investigate Hillary Clinton-related matters.

Barr's summary of the report said Mueller had found no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. However, Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had concluded there wasn't sufficient evidence to make that accusation against the president.

President Donald Trump now says Robert Mueller acted honorably in the Russian Federation investigation - a change of tune from the man who had at one time called the special counsel disgraced and discredited. President Trump has said he is willing to see the report be released.

Mueller, Barr wrote, did not exonerate Trump of obstruction allegations. "I thought Mr. Mueller was not on a witch hunt and that Mr. Mueller was highly qualified" to undertake the investigation.

Barr is working with Mueller to determine what parts of the report might need to remain classified.

House judiciary committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said Barr will be called to testify before his committee.

The Democratic leaders of six House committees are demanding that Congress have the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller "no later" than April 2.

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