Courtesy of NBC News:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked an effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to unanimously pass a non-binding measure expressing that Congress wants Robert Mueller’s report outlining the results of his Russia investigation be made public.
Schumer attempted to unanimously pass the measure — the same resolution that unanimously passed the House in a 420-0 vote earlier this month — without a roll call vote Monday evening.
“Whether or not you’re a supporter of President Trump or not, whatever you feel there is no good reason not to make the report public,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Monday. “The American people deserve to see the documentation, what did they do? Who did they approach? What happened?”
McConnell objected to Schumer’s effort.
“I look forward to the release of more information in the coming days as the attorney general says he intends to do in consultation with special counsel Mueller,” McConnell on the Senate floor. “And I look forward as well to the continuing parallel work of our Senate colleagues on the Select Committee on Intelligence to study the threats that foreign interference pose to our institutions.”
So here is the game.
While Trump and his people suggest that they want the report to be made public, Mitch McConnell works as their enforcer to keep that from happening.
That way Trump can act as if his hands are clean while at the same time pressuring his puppet in the Senate to hide this for as long as possible from the American people.
Which I have to say once again REALLY makes it seem as if there is something in this report that this administration is desperate to keep under wraps.