Lawmakers are concerned that the Justice Department won’t release Mueller’s report.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to submit his long-awaited report on the Trump-Russia investigation to the Department of Justice soon. And House Democrats really, really want it to be made public.
In a rare bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives easily passed a nonbinding resolution Thursday to do just that. It’s unclear whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will pick it up. He blocked a similar bipartisan bill from Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) from the Senate floor earlier this year.
The House, on the other hand, is intent on passing a resolution to make the report public because they’re not sure how much recourse they’ll otherwise have if the Justice Department decides to keep Mueller’s report under wraps.
The man who has the final say on how much of the report is released is new…