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The US House voted almost unanimously for the release of the Mueller report, but Lindsey Graham is trying to block passage in the US Senate. The vote’s apparently not legally binding, anyway. Meanwhile, at 9:55 AM EDT, Mar 15, 2019, Trump tweet-whines that there should never have been a report: “the Special Counsel … should never have been appointed and there should be no Mueller Report” https://archive.li/Hl3JX https://archive.li/5FLxm
However, it has been pointed out that there should be a second Mueller report, which cannot be quashed by Trump AG Barr: a counterintelligence report about if Trump (or others) acted as (a) Russian agent(s), whether wittingly or unwittingly, and which cannot be totally hidden, at least not hidden from Congress. See: “Will we see the Mueller report? Actually, there are two — and Bill Barr can’t hide the second one: Barr has the authority to squelch Mueller’s main report. But the counterintelligence probe must go to Congress“, by Heather Digby Parton, March 15, 2019 3:10PM (UTC), Salon .com: https://archive.li/JIlmB “Mueller May Drop Second Report That Can’t Be Buried: The special counsel isn’t only looking for crimes: He continues the counterintelligence investigation that started with suspicious Trump-Russia contacts in 2016.”, by Nelson W. Cunningham, 03.12.19 4:11 AM ET, The Daily Beast: https://archive.li/XRnmJ In the article, Cunningham states: “Mueller has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation, while “also” assessing whether any crimes were committed. Not the other way around.”
“House Votes Almost Unanimously For Public Release Of Mueller Report”
March 14, 20191:12 PM ET, by MILES PARKS https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/703369516/house-votes-almost-unanimously-for-public-release-of-mueller-report?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr
“March 14, 2019 Press Releases
CURTIS VOTES FOR TRANSPARENCY IN MUELLER INVESTIGATION
Washington, DC – Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) supported H. Con. Res. 24 – expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. He released the following statement:
“In the last two years, the federal government has spent millions of dollars on Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump and the 2016 election. Consistent with current law, I believe that when that report is finally complete, the American people deserve the utmost transparency about its contents, whether that information clears the President’s name or incriminates him.”
1. Con. Res. 24 (Mueller Report Sense of Congress)
* This is a nonbinding resolution that simply restates current law to ensure as much transparency as the law allows.
* The special counsel regulations protect certain materials, including classified and grand jury information.
* With approximately $25 million spent on this investigation at the end of last year, tax payers should have access to the report.
Text of the resolution can be found here. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hconres24ih/pdf/BILLS-116hconres24ih.pdf
“Langevin Votes to Make Mueller Report Public
MAR 14, 2019
ISSUES: ELECTION AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM, VOTE
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution calling for the Department of Justice to make the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report available to Congress and to the public when the investigation is completed:
“The American people deserve to know the full facts surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the extent to which the President and his associates may have been complicit in it. To date, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 34 individuals in relation to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Mueller investigation is no witch hunt. The Russian campaign of information operations and cyber intrusions targeted the heart of our democracy, and publicly releasing the Mueller report is critical to preserving public confidence in our elections.
“The Department of Justice must commit to releasing any report provided by the Special Counsel and not attempt to bury it for the sake of political expediency.”