House to Likely Pass Bill Forcing Public Release of Mueller Report Today
As Robert Mueller continues to work behind the scenes, for what many believe is an imminent report on the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with the Russian government, the US House of Representatives continue to push for transparency.
In a bill, which likely will come to the House floor for a vote later today, House Democrats call for the public release of any report issued by the special counsel’s office.
With Democrats in control of the House, it is a near-certainty that the bill will pass, forcing Republicans to go on record on whether they support the transparency of the report or not, before it moves to the Senate for another likely vote.
Current law states that the Mueller Report must be turned over to the attorney general, in this case the Trump-appointed AG, William Barr. Barr would then get to decide how much of the report he will issue to the American public, and what wording he’d like to include with it.
Multiple Democrat leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have vowed to sue the the Trump administration should the DOJ refuse to turn over the full report to Congress.
While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could refuse to bring the bill to a vote, and Trump could always veto it, what this bill will do is at least force multiple Republicans go on record when the majority of both Democrats and Republicans want a full disclosure of Mueller’s findings, according to recent polls.