Mitch McConnell Blocks Dianne Feinstein’s Latest Push to Release Mueller Report

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to release the Mueller report on Wednesday.

This is the second time that McConnell has halted the Senate from taking action to release the report, despite support from many, including President Donald Trump, who said, “let it come out.”

Feinstein, who is the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, encouraged the Senate to follow the House’s move in unanimously voting to support the release of the Mueller report.

“I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed the immediate consideration of [House Concurrent Resolution 24] expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be available to the public and the Congress,” Feinstein requested.

“Further that the concurrent resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate,” she added.

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McConnell quickly objected to Feinstein’s proposal, arguing Attorney General William Barr needs more time to review the report, as well as suggesting the motive of the release is “politically advantageous” to Democrats.

“I have consistently supported the proposition that his report ought to be released to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the law,” McConnell claimed, although suggesting Barr has full discretion on how much of the report is released.

“I think we should be consistent in letting the special counsel actually finish his work and not just when we think it may be politically advantageous to one side or the other,” he argued.

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