The House voted 420 to 0 for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release the Mueller report. A unanimous vote in the House never happens, well, except very rare instances. People want to see what the investigative report into Russia’s attack on the U.S. 2016 elections and Donald Trump’s campaign conspiring with Moscow. They want to see it now, so this is what the Democrats are doing.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary committee. She called for a release of the complete report and supporting documents. Then, the senator also gave the Trump administration the deadline of April 1.
In an interview with CNN, House Intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said:
‘There was a big difference between whether there was evidence of collusion — and I think that evidence is in plain sight — and whether you can establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt of a criminal conspiracy.’
The committee chair must be doing something right. Trump sent a memo to NBC, CNN, and MSNBC calling for them to block Schiff from appearing on their networks. The representative also doubted that Attorney General William Barr would be unbiased about the report:
‘You have (an) attorney general who applied for the job by talking down any potential obstruction conviction or indictment who then went to a Senate confirmation and refused to recuse himself. He has now done the job he applied for, which is attempt to exonerate Mr. Trump. That ought to deeply concern people.’
Special counsel Robert Mueller gave AG Barr his complete report summarizing his investigations’ findings and all supporting documents. For comparison, independent council into President Bill Clinton’s behavior, Ken Starr, turned in 420 pages. In turn, Barr sent Congress and the press a three-plus page public relations piece that said Mueller found no evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow. According to the AG, he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not find any evidence that POTUS obstructed justice.
Keep in mind that Mueller was required to deliver his report to Barr, but any legal decisions were for Congress to determine. The AG stepped in and usurped that power.