McConnell Just Blocked Dems From Releasing Mueller Report In Attempt To Protect Trump
Special counsel Robert Mueller turned over his final report to his boss in the justice department last Friday and Democrats have been attempting to make it public. But on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided to block Democrats’ attempt to make the report public.
According to reports, Senate Democrats were looking to pass a measure that would make Mueller’s report public.
McConnell claimed that Mueller and Attorney General William Barr had the final say on when the report is to be released to the public.
“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. And in this case, McConnell is responsible for Mueller’s report not going public.