LINDSEY GRAHAM in statement OPPOSES resolution calling for public release of the Mueller report UNLESS IT ALSO CALLS FOR A NEW SPECIAL COUNSEL to investigate DOJ handling of HILLARY CLINTON EMAILS and CARTER PAGE FISA warrant. !!!
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 14, 2019
Courtesy of Salon:
The House voted 420-0 Thursday to approve the non-binding resolution calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to publicly release the Mueller report. Barr previously told Congress that the Mueller report would be confidential and that the Justice Department would likely release a summary of the findings instead.
The resolution cannot force Barr to release the report. It argues that there is “overwhelming public interest” in the content of the report and called on Barr to release the report to the public “except to the extent the public disclosure of any portion thereof is expressly prohibited by law.”
Despite the resolution’s unanimous bipartisan support in the House, Graham took to the Senate floor to file an amendment to the Senate version of the resolution that Democrats said was a pretext for blocking the vote.
Graham said he would only support the resolution if a new special counsel was appointed to investigate the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email case and the agency’s surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
“Any American out there who did what Secretary Clinton did, you’d be in jail now,” Graham claimed, even though the FBI twice publicly cleared Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing.
“The question I want to know is, does anybody other than me believe that?” Graham asked.
I want to answer yes to that last question but I know that the guy in the White House also believes that, which is why Graham is acting like a damn fool.
I think we are way past flirting with the idea that Trump or Putin may have something on Graham which forces his compliance.
At this point that is the only way to make sense of what we are seeing.