Among those abstaining? Conspiracy-touting, Trump-witness-intimidating, wall-building-as-a-way-of-reducing-gun-violence-ing, far-right Rep. I didn't need to embrace Nancy Pelosi's foreword to it today.
Pond, man. Fishing for talent in the Hillary Clinton fan club pond. Justin Amash of MI and Thomas Massie of Kentucky, and two ardent Trump loyalists, Reps.
The resolution is unlikely to be passed in the Senate, where Democratic Leader Charles Schumer tried to bring it up hours after House passage.
In introducing the resolution, Nadler and five other Democratic committee chairs said "the public is clearly served by transparency with respect to any investigation that could implicate or exonerate the president and his campaign".
Several other prosecutors detailed to Mueller's team have also left in recent months, suggesting the investigation is winding down and that Mueller may soon turn in a report to Attorney General William Barr.
Per special counsel regulations, Barr must present Congress with a summary of the special counsel's work.Читайте также: US Senate votes to end support for Saudi war in Yemen
Barr was noncommittal in his confirmation hearing about whether he would allow Mueller to testify before Congress, and whether he would resist a subpoena for the report.
Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke on the House Floor in support of H. Con.
They argue that the Justice Department set a new precedent in the last two years when it granted Republicans, who then controlled the House, extraordinary access to hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive investigative material related to the FBI's investigation of Clinton's use of a private server and the Russian Federation investigation itself.
The Senate has been less eager to push Barr on the release of the report, despite some in the GOP caucus who have said they want to ensure transparency.
Imagine Mueller informs Barr that he would have indicted Trump for obstruction of justice but for the fact that DOJ policy holds that a sitting president can't be indicted - a not unlikely outcome. One of the top attorneys working on the probe is leaving the Mueller team to work at a private law firm, fueling speculation the investigation is finally coming to a conclusion.
Though they voted for the resolution, many Republicans expressed skepticism about the wisdom and likely success of Democrats' quest.
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