After Passing House Unanimously, Mueller Report Transparency Bill Hits Senate Snag

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill to make the findings of the Mueller report into President Donald Trump available for public consumption was approved 420-0. In the Democrat led Senate, though, an attempt for unanimous approval of the bill by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was blocked by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC).

From The Hill:

“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.”

Except, it’s not that Graham wants to keep the report on Trump secret, per se. Instead, the senator from the Palmetto State merely wanted to balance the bill out by ensuring their would be a special probe into DOJ misdeeds related to the (mis)handling of the review of 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. “
It would sure seem like it judging by Schumer’s reaction. After arguing the American people have an extraordinary public interest in seeing the Mueller report, he apparently thinks there is zero interest in the far more extensive portfolio of unethical and possibly illegal behavior of Hillary Clinton.
“I have absolutely no idea why a member of this body would object to this basic level of transparency whatever their concern or other issues,” he said. 
Exactly, Chuck. Why would you object to having a uniform application of transparency when it comes to Hillary Clinton?
Read more from The Hill here.


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