The president has had Robert Mueller breathing down his neck for three years now, something that has led to many hilarious tantrums and outbursts from Trump himself. The pressure has gotten to the president on more than one occasion, and as Mueller’s report comes closer to being completed, the president gets a little antsier.
From the beginning, Trump has done what he could to ensure that the Mueller report never saw the public eye. Americans are furious over this, as the Mueller investigation is tax payer-funded, and therefore should belong to the American people, right?
Security issues stop the entire report from being released, of course, but as far as what the president has done in regards to breaking the law, Americans should be informed.
Now, the House has voted unanimously to release the report to the public.
Rep Matt Gaetz was one of four Republicans who voted “present.” This is what he had to say:
“I’ve said to millions of Americans on television that I support releasing the Mueller report.”
“I take specific exception to the elements of the resolution noting praise for Mueller, without also noting the criticism of his very biased staffing decisions. It’s like he was fishing for talent in the Hillary Clinton fan club aquarium.”
The measure was brought about by Jerrold Nadler, who states “overwhelming public interest” as the reason for this vote.
This makes it possible for House Democrats to subpoena the Department of Justice if the agency decides against releasing the report, in the best interest of the president. According to Nadler:
“It is important that Congress stand up for the principle of full transparency. At a time when the president has publicly attacked the Russian investigation more than 1,100 times and counting. Among other things, the president has repeatedly referred to the investigation as a witch-hunt and called it a hoax, rigged, and a scam. This resolution is also needed because high-ranking DOJ. officials have indicated that they may not release –– that they may not release information about individuals who are not indicted.”