HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » In overwhelmingly biparti...

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:56 AM

In overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, House calls for Mueller report to be made public

Source: The Washington Post



By Karoun Demirjian March 14 at 10:33 AM

The House voted overwhelmingly and in bipartisan fashion to urge the Justice Department to publicly release the entirety of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, once completed.

The move is an attempt to “send a clear signal both to the American people and the Department of Justice” that lawmakers expect to see the full account of Mueller’s work, according to the House Judiciary Committee’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).

The final vote count was 420 in favor, with no one voting no. Four lawmakers voted “present.”

But the resolution by itself cannot force attorney general William P. Barr to publish more of the report than he intends to — and that is why even some of the Republicans supporting it complained that the measure was a waste of time.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-overwhelmingly-bipartisan-vote-house-calls-for-mueller-report-to-be-made-public/2019/03/14/bed337fe-4660-11e9-90f0-0ccfeec87a61_story.html

16 replies, 2211 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 16 replies Author Time Post
Reply In overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, House calls for Mueller report to be made public (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 14 OP
still_one Mar 14 #1
Qutzupalotl Mar 14 #2
greymattermom Mar 14 #3
lagomorph777 Mar 14 #4
erronis Mar 14 #12
duforsure Mar 14 #5
NastyRiffraff Mar 14 #6
ffr Mar 14 #7
Raven123 Mar 14 #8
leftynyc Mar 14 #11
thesquanderer Mar 14 #14
DeminPennswoods Mar 14 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 14 #9
erronis Mar 14 #13
RobertDevereaux Mar 14 #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 14 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:57 AM

1. That is encouraging

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:01 AM

2. A "waste of time" from the party who tried to repeal Obamacare 60 times.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:03 AM

3. There's something to say every time.

Also mention the Benghazi hearings and how much that cost.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:04 AM

4. Maybe after their 2018 drubbing, Russiapublicans are growing a conscience?



Sorry, just kidding.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:25 PM

12. Phew. Until I read the rest of your post I was going to question 'repuglicons' and 'conscience'

in the same sentence.

They don't have one. Weren't born with one and can't grow one.

They can bloviate about almost anything, however. Just ask them to submit some factuals for a change.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:13 AM

5. Mitch is failing badly

Trying to find a way to deter this from happening in the Senate now for self protection , and protection for trump. Mitch knows its backfiring badly for himself , trump, and other republicans involved in all this corruption going on. He also realizes his and others close to him will be exposed , and be soon in serious legal jeopardy from it all.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:14 AM

6. Now let's see what McTurtle does n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:22 AM

7. Keep the pressure going. I love you Speaker Pelosi!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:26 AM

8. Hmmm, makes me wonder

IMO the GOP would vote to release the report under 3 conditions:

1) they believe it won’t touch Trump. OR

2) they believe Trump is unlikely to win in 2020 and are trying to protect themselves.

3) they figure it is going to get out anyway and don’t want to take a chance on being on the wrong side if it’s bad news for Trump


One thing for sure: the GOP couldn’t care less about transparency

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Raven123 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:22 PM

11. It's #3 (n/t)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Raven123 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:06 PM

14. Option 4: The vote is meaningless.

It has no teeth. They are not voting to release the report (they have no ability to release a report they don't have). They are voting to "urge the justice department" to release it, knowing full well, in the end, it's the justice department's decision, and the justice department (Barr) doesn't care what congress "urges" it to do. They might as well be voting to urge Trump to release his tax returns. Trump would just laugh.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to thesquanderer (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:14 PM

15. It's still impressive

that all but 4 Rs voted for the resolution considering how much they've covered for Trump since he was elected. Just yesterday Chris Stewart, a GOP member of the House Intel Cmte, was on MSNBC disputing Nadler's characterization of Whitaker's closed door testimony.

It also puts them on record as being for release if/when Barr decides not to release anything and when Schiff and/or Nadler supoena Mueller to appear and describe his investigation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:56 AM

9. This is even assuming there is a report.

Here's the key sentence: the resolution by itself cannot force attorney general William P. Barr to publish more of the report than he intends to

I've lost all hope that there ever will be one. Or those supposed sealed indictments will be unsealed and criminal charges will be brought against Donald Trump or any of his children.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:31 PM

13. As has been stated here/elsewhere - there may be more than one report, and the charges brought

against all the perps may be more damning than a mandated report.

Some suggest that there is a DoJ/AG report that is required as part of the OSC. This would go to Barr (current AG - for now) and may/not be disseminated. There may be some other types of "info" releases. And, of course, there is the heavy evidence of charges brought and guilty pleas obtained that should be the underpinning.

And the pigs will continue to squeal. Most have lost their value to the dump/kuchner/putin mobsters and want some form of protection.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:58 PM

10. Four [GOP] lawmakers voted "present."

In their case, "present" is short for "clear and present danger."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:09 PM

16. Guess the dotard soiled his Depends once more then

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread