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OpinionLindsey Graham Just Made It Less Likely the Public Will See the Mueller Report

17:35  15 march  2019
17:35  15 march  2019 Source:   nymag.com

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For the 53.4 percent of Americans who disapprove of the president’s performance, the Mueller report, whenever it is released, will be must-read material. Unfortunately for this small majority, there are several reasons why the public might not be able to see the results of the nearly two-year investigation in full.

Obviously, the president wants it under wraps. Attorney General William Barr, who send the report to Congress, is unlikely to send lawmakers “derogatory” information about people who were not charged with a crime – meaning juicy, if tangential, details will stay confidential. And, as a criminal investigator, it’s unlikely that Mueller would prepare a report meant to be read as a comprehensive thriller. “That’s just the way this works,” John Q. Barrett, a veteran of the independent counsel that investigated the Iran-Contra scandal, told Politico. “He’s not government oversight, and he’s not a historian.”

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On Thursday, Lindsey Graham made clear another roadblock to the public’s access to the report: the Republican-controlled Senate. In the morning, Democrats passed a House resolution 420 to zero in support of releasing the probe to the public, serving as a gesture to pressure William Barr into showing as much of the report as possible. In the afternoon, Graham promptly shut down the symbolic gesture, blocking Chuck Schumer’s request to pass the House resolution. Graham, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, went a step further, requesting that AG William Barr should appoint a second special counsel to investigate “misconduct” in the Department of Justice over the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and the government surveillance of Trump campaign staffer Carter Page.

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Mueller is required to submit a report to Barr, and then Barr can decide how much of that is released publicly . If a full report isn't released, House Democrats have made it clear they will do whatever they can to get Lindsey Graham , have declined to say whether they would support the legislation.

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““We let Mueller look at all things Trump related to collusion and otherwise,” Graham said. “Somebody needs to look at what happened on the other side and find out if the FBI and the DOJ had two systems, one supporting the person they wanted to win and one out to get the person they wanted to lose.” Graham added: “Any American out there who did what Secretary Clinton did, you’d be in jail now. The question I want to know is, does anybody other than me believe that?”

As the Mueller investigation draws toward its end, finger-pointing actions like Graham’s will be inevitable. Despite calls for transparency – including an impressive uncontested vote in the House – some Republican leaders will make distracting noises or otherwise try to suppress the report in order to limit Trump’s chance at a one-term presidency. But there is some conciliatory news for people off the hill who want to read the Mueller report: the bulk of its details may already be public. The immense reporting project of the past two years may contain much of the Mueller investigation’s final details, just without the affirmation that the special counsel’s office also finds the misadventures of Trump’s son and son-in-law utterly captivating.

Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say full Mueller report should be made public.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that the full report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election interference needs to be made public. "The fact that Special Counsel Mueller's report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay," Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement after Attorney General William Barr issued a summary of the report's findings.

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