Rubio Wants Full Release of Mueller Report to See How It Was Conducted Under Obama: ‘I Want to See All of It’

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday called for the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, saying that he “wants to see all of it,” including portions on how the Obama administration conducted the investigation.

While appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rubio — who serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — supported the idea of releasing the full report from Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Rubio stated that he “want[ed] to see all of” the report, including the “underlying criminal predicate for the entire investigation” as well as the “FISA applications” used to launch the investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

He continued on:

“Because this is an extraordinary use of government surveillance power. And we have legal reasons why you might be able to use it, but show us what those were. What was the underlying predicate for those FISA applications? Let’s see all of that.”

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The senior senator from Florida went on to say that he wanted the full report released so that “we can pass judgment about” how the Obama administration handled “at least the predicate for” the investigation.

Rubio then went on to say that he “would suspect that they are going to release the [Mueller] report to the public” but that “intelligence information” and “classified information” would be redacted. He also speculated that information “that is damaging to people that they chose not to prosecute.”

He then said:

“But that is not unique to the president. That is the way the Justice Department handles every case. They don’t go out there and smear people and then say, ‘but we chose not to prosecute them anyway.'”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, with a senior Department of Justice official saying that there would be no more indictments recommended with it. Barr is expected to deliver the conclusions of the report to Congress on Sunday.

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Screwtape
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…and what will you do with that knowledge Little Marco? Will you push for investigations and prosecutions?

Knowledge is power ONLY if you use it.

James
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As an Independent Florida voter, I don’t have much faith in anything Rubio says or does. He does manage to make numerous trips on our dime to Countries in South America for unknown reasons. Rubio and I have exchanged numerous emails and he knows where I stand. He really needs to find a job more fitting his qualifications.

Phyllis Softa
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Senate Intel Committee members on the both sides of the aisle have appeared for 2 years to be respectful of ‘”intelligence info” and “classified information.”‘ Unfortunately, we can not say the same for the House Intel Committee chair Devin Nunes’ demand, with the support of Speaker Ryan, for the release of classified and intel info on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Will we have one standard for investigations of Hillary and a different one for Don?

James
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You’ve answered your own question. There have always been two sets of rules. One for the Clinton mob and one for the rest of us. AG Barr should follow up on Judicial Watch’s ongoing investigation of the Clinton’s criminal activities since Arkansas and appoint a strong Republican -based group of investigators to do what should have been done 40+ years ago. Hillary and her ilk belong in prison garb.

Phyllis Softa
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When the FBI did not charge Hillary, did the “Lock her up” chants stop? When 3 Independent Counsels cleared the Clintons in Whitewater, Vince Foster’s death, & Travelgate, did the conspiracies end? When Ken Starr investigated Juanita Broderick’s rape claim and found nothing to substantiate her allegation, did Republicans accept it and move on? When the Benghazi investigations disproved the conspiracies, did R’s stop? Yep, there is 1 standard for Clintons and one for everyone else.

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