HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Politics & Government » Congress (Group) » Did Congress read the Mue...

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:51 AM

Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won't say.

Source: Washington Post

Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won’t say.

By Scott Clement, Emily Guskin and Kevin Uhrmacher May 24, 2019

Rep. Justin Amash broke ranks with fellow Republicans when he said special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report shows that President Trump took actions that “meet the threshold for impeachment,” arguing that the stark partisan divide over the findings was because “few members of Congress have read the report.”

While it’s common for politicians to draw very different conclusions from the same set of facts, the Michigan congressman’s suggestion in several tweetstorms this past week is bolder — that most lawmakers simply ignored Mueller’s report.

So how many lawmakers actually read the entire 448-page, redacted report released on April 18?

A Washington Post canvass of House and Senate members on the relevant committees — the Judiciary and Intelligence committees in both chambers — found most saying they have read the publicly released report in its entirety, but over 3 in 10 declined to respond to five yes-or-no questions after repeated contact attempts, offered unclear answers or said they have not read the full report.

Three out of the four Republican chairmen or ranking GOP members on the Judiciary and Intelligence committees did not respond when asked how they reviewed the report, while one senior Democratic senator said he has read the executive summaries but not the full report with redactions.

-snip-


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/who-read-the-mueller-report/

1 replies, 567 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 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won't say. (Original post)
Eugene May 2019 OP
GemDigger May 2019 #1

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Reply to this thread