Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a resolution that called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report into Russian interference in the 2016 election to be released publicly.
A summary of the report released by Attorney General William Barr says the investigation found no evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia, but does not exonerate him of obstruction of justice.
Some lawmakers want the report to be made public as they believe it could show wrongdoing by Trump, reveal details of Russia’s operation, and aid other investigations into Trump.
McConnell said before the summary was released that he wanted “as much openness and transparency as possible” about the report.
He cited national security when he blocked Monday’s resolution, but the senate minority leader said he was “befuddled” as the resolution did not call for the report to be released “immediately.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution that called for Special…