McConnell Blocks Democrats’ Attempt to Release Full Mueller Report

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a resolution calling for the special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on his Russia investigation to be released publicly, three days after saying he wanted “as much openness and transparency as possible” about the report.

McConnell cited national security when blocked the nonbinding resolution, which the House had passed unanimously. He also said Attorney General William Barr needed time to determine what could be released publicly.

“To date, the attorney general has followed through on his commitments to the Congress,” McConnell said. “One of those commitments is that he intends to release as much information as possible.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who put forward Monday’s resolution, said it did not call for the report to be released immediately.

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