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A good day for Bipartisanship ... House votes 420-0 to make Mueller Report Public

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by WarDamnGator, Mar 14, 2019 at 5:19 PM.

  1. WarDamnGator

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    After the 12 Republicans rebuked Trump on the wall earlier today, the House passed a resolution 420-0 to the force the Mueller report to be released to the public.

    Lindsey Graham however, in the Senate, immediately stepped in to block the Senate from voting on the resolution, and instead started babbling about Clinton and emails.

    House passes resolution calling for public release of Mueller report - CNNPolitics
     
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  2. BLING

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    That is surprising. Even though some definitely interfered actively in having good faith congressional investigations, even those guys must figure it would be too bad of a look (politically) to block Mueller's output now.

    LOL at Lindsey Graham.
     
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  3. ursidman

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    This is a good thing but I'm not certain what effect it would have - I thought it was the AG's call on what to make public. Is it congress's call or the DOJ?
     
  4. WarDamnGator

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    Still the DOJ's call, it says the resolution was not legally binding, basically a show of unity from the House that their opinion is that the report should be made public.
     
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  5. BLING

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    Well if the Congress is 100% unanimous, and willing to subpoena it, I'm sure that would make it a helluva lot harder for Barr to bury it than if the Republicans remained partisan in the demand to see the report.

    Ultimately I don't think it changes anything legally, but is a PR move by Republicans heading into election year. We'll see how they behave if the executive branch tries to block the report, or if Trump drops Pardons before the election.
     
  6. ursidman

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    ^^ That's about what I was thinking. Has all the impact of a Congressional Resolution - it expresses the consensus of the House but is in no way binding. But the unanimous vote is good.
     
  7. gator7_5

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    They unanimously voted on something that is totally non binding. Yay, I guess?
     
  8. duchen

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    Doesn’t matter what the Senate does. It is totally within the House’s prerogative to subpoena and release the report. A committee can do it. That is the nature of oversight.
     
  9. mutz87

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    A good thing, no doubt, but not a harbinger of some bipartisanship wave...unfortunately
     
  10. The_RH_Factor

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    Maybe Trump/Barr should offer to trade the report for funding for the wall and see what Congress does.
     
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  11. WarDamnGator

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    My guess, if Trump doesn't let the public see it, it will leak out in full ~ late October 2020. Deep State Forever!!!
     
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  12. gatorknights

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    If donne has nothing to hide, why is he hiding some pretty important information? Maybe he needs to check with his manager?
     
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    The Senate will do its job of preventing anything meaningful coming of this. It's what they're there for, to buffer against the will of the people.
     
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  14. WarDamnGator

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    Not releasing the report will backfire, I'd think. Whoever runs against Trump should make "I'm going to release the full report my first day in office" a campaign-stop staple to the "lock him up" chants. It's an idea that seems to have 100% support outside of the White House, except for Lindsey Graham, of course ...
     
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    And the truth shall set you free. Or maybe not, depends upon what's in the findings.
     
  16. BobK89

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    Under what circumstances should this report be kept sealed?
     
  17. WarDamnGator

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    It depends on who you ask. Unless it's a glowing review of his honesty and integrity, Trump will probably want it sealed or reduced and rewritten by one of his loyatly oath yes-men, both of which seem to be an option open to him.

    Pretty much everyone else wants to see the original
     
  18. BobK89

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    Unless they’re are national security assets that would be compromised, I can’t see any reason not to release the report unredacted.
     
  19. WarDamnGator

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    I don't either, unfortunately, that call seems to be entirely up to Trump himself. This congessional vote was a rare show of unity letting Trump know that no one is going to have his back if he chooses wrong ... Except Lindsey Graham, of course.
     
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