US House votes unanimously to publicize Mueller Report

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In a unanimous vote, the United States House of Representatives voted on a resolution to publicize the “final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation” according to reporting by the Associated Press.

The resolution, backed by Democratic party members, passed the House with 420 votes, including four Republican congressman, Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).

While the resolution is non-binding, it calls for the public realse of any report that Robert Mueller delivers to William Barr, the U.S. Attorney General, who was sworn in on Feb. 14. The resolution was written to bring the special counsel’s report to the public and Congress, but contains an exception for classified material.

“This resolution is critical because of the many questions and criticisms of the investigation raised by the president and his administration,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told the AP. “It is important that Congress stand up for the principle of full transparency.”

Democrats are reportedly seeking “the full report, along with interview transcripts and other underlying evidence.”

The specifics of the documentation that will be included is unclear at this point in time, but the probe covers the possible coordination between associates of President Trump and Russia.

In the U.S. Senate, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been less eager to push Barr on the release of the report, despite some in his caucus who have said they want to ensure transparency.

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced legislation with Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut that would require Mueller to submit a detailed report to lawmakers and the public at the end of the investigation,” according to the AP.

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