Mitch McConnell Objects to the Release of Mueller Report

President Donald Trump. Photo: White House
President Donald Trump. Photo: White House

Six House chairpersons have urged Attorney General William Barr to release the full Mueller report by April 2.

By Rakesh Raman

Senator Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not interested in making the special counsel Robert Mueller report public.

“I just asked for the Senate to pass a resolution to make public the full Mueller report. This same resolution passed the House 420-0. But McConnell just objected. What are they trying to hide?” Schumer tweeted.

Meanwhile, six House chairpersons have urged Attorney General William Barr to release the Mueller report by April 2. The Democratic chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight, Intelligence, Financial Services, Ways and Means, and Foreign Affairs committees have written a letter to Barr for releasing the full Mueller report along with evidentiary material.

While President Donald Trump claimed that special counsel Mueller in his report has completely exonerated him, Democrats disagree. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said categorically that Mueller’s report does not exonerate Trump on the charge of obstruction of justice.

[ Mueller Report Does Not Exonerate Trump, Barr Is Biased: Democrats ]

After almost 2 years of investigation, Mueller who was leading a judicial team to assess the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election – had released the report of his findings on Friday (March 22).

As Trump was accused of taking Russia’s help to win the presidential race fraudulently, he has been blaming rival Democrats and Mueller for starting the probe against him, often calling it a “witch hunt.”

As Trump had been insisting that he did not collude with Russia to win the election, the Mueller’s report has endorsed Trump’s claims. “No collusion, no obstruction, complete and total exoneration,” Trump had tweeted.

Earlier on Sunday Attorney General Barr had submitted the summary of the report to the U.S. Congress with his own conclusions that there was no collusion and no obstruction of justice.

However, Democratic leaders have refuted Barr’s conclusions and have demanded the release of the full report submitted by Mueller.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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