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Lindsey Graham: Don’t Release Mueller Report Without Setting Up Special Counsel Probe Into Hillary’s Emails – Do You Agree?

Should the Mueller report only be made public after a probe into the DOJ?

by Countable | Updated on 3.15.19

What’s the story?

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be made public after it unanimously passed the House.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman requested that Democrats add an amendment calling on the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate DOJ misconduct in its handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications. 
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had asked for a unanimous consent decree for the nonbinding resolution before the Senate left town for a weeklong recess. Under Senate rules, a single senator can try to pass or set up a vote on a bill, resolution, or nomination. Likewise, a single senator can block that request.

What did Graham say?

  • Graham, a close ally of Trump, argued that “any American out there who did what Secretary Clinton did, you'd be in jail now. The question I want to know is, does anybody other than me believe that?”
“We let Mueller look at all things Trump related to collusion and otherwise. Somebody needs to look at what happened on the other side and find out if the FBI and the DOJ had two systems, one supporting the person they wanted to win and one out to get the person they wanted to lose.”
  • Schumer responded that Graham’s argument echoed Trump’s frequent talking points attacking the Mueller probe and DOJ.
  • “This amendment appears to be a pretext for blocking this very simple, noncontroversial resolution,” said Schumer. “I have absolutely no idea why a member of this body would object to this basic level of transparency whatever their concern on other issues.”

What do you think?

Do you agree Graham? Should Congress only pass a resolution releasing the Mueller report if the DOJ also investigates Hillary Clinton’s emails and Carter Page’s FOISA application? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.

—Josh Herman

(Photo Credit: Frank Grass / Creative Commons)

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  • I.Got.an.Idea...
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    This is the most ridiculous, unprofessional, cover-up. Republicans are obviously trying to hide something. They have spent 2-1/2 years investigating emails and now they want to tie the release of separate criminal investigation to something that does not exist???? Are these Republicans some of the incompetent, unqualified students whose parents bribed schools to accept them in and allow them to skate through?

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  • Cindylen
    03/15/2019
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    These are two unrelated issues. They should not be combined. And wasn’t Hillary already investigated? I seem to remember 11 hours of questioning.

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  • Mark
    Voted Yes
    03/15/2019
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    What are the Democrats hiding?

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  • Maureen
    Voted Maybe
    03/15/2019
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    Oh I wanna see Mueller's report. It's going to be scathing!

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  • Joseph
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Release the report in its entirety and then if Senate feels the need to demand an investigation on the emails, so be it, but one shouldn’t hinge on the other.

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  • Terry
    03/15/2019
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    Lindsey Graham is out on a ledge in politics. He is a strong example of implementing Term Limits for both House and Senate. If the movement gets strength, let's review the Supreme Court with a mandated retirement at 80.

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  • ManfromNebraska
    Voted Yes
    03/15/2019
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    This should have been done already. There is evidence of her crimes. The only crime Trump is guilty of was defeating Hillary!

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  • SneakyPete
    Voted Maybe
    03/16/2019
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    I’ve an Idea 💡 or Two to consider....... The most ridiculous cover-up that we are seeing here is that the Liberal Democrats are obviously trying to hide the fact that firstly they’ve had , throughout the Two-Year+ Mueller Investigation, that there is no indication or any facts obtained, that any “COLLUSION” has occurred between the Trump campaign and Russia. Contrary to the false accusations by a number of Countable commentators here, that it was Republicans when in fact it was “Liberal” Democratic supporting Hollywood and other Elite’s identified so far, who had to go the route of getting their apparently incompetent, unqualified students through the enrollment process, that their parents had to bribe schools in order to accept them in and allow them to skate through the entrance testing. SneakyPete.......... 🤷‍♀️🤔🤔🤔🤷🏼‍♂️. 3*16*19..........

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  • Dylan
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    These are two separate, non-related issues. One of which, is an investigation into a sitting president. This request is unnecessary and utterly ridiculous. The majority of Americans, in all political affiliations, want the Mueller report to be made public. The House unanimously voted to make it public. Don’t hold the American people’s wishes hostage for petty politics.

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  • Clint
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    It was already done and you never found anything. I don’t know why the guy who called trump a kook and said trump calls himself a genius because no one else will has all of a sudden become his lap dog. Republicans spent millions and years investigating Hillary and found nothing and you know damn well they wanted to. trump on the other hand is surrounded by people who keep going to jail and have ties to Russia. Wake up and stop playing politics or what ever your doing and start thinking about what you want this country to be. Unless of course you have all decided that being racist and authoritarian is exactly what you want.

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  • iamrobholloway
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    This guy is an idiot!

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  • Darryloliverfranklin
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Lindsey Graham, I am ASTONISHED at your lack of character, your sudden and catastrophic departure from true Republican integrity, and your total departure from, and disregard of real conservative norms. What has happened to your former legitimate historic intellectual patriotism. I believe that your penchant for power has finally reared its ugly head; I now FULLY understand your statement that “Presidents come and go, but Senators DIE in office.” (SMDH) Shocking doesn’t even describe your de-volution... As a Republican (A REAL ONE - NOT a crony of the current president (who is no republican AT ALL...), I am appalled at your dog like submission to the monster and his monstrous policies. Your former, dear, patriotic friend and Republican colleague, John McCain, is turning over in his grave. SHAME ON YOU - SHAME!!! We see what you’ve become - AND WE ARE NOT AMUSED!!!

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  • Jessie
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Lindsey Graham is the one of the greatest threats to our democracy. I hope he is voted out of office.

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  • Ray
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    This is a moronic idea.

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  • Surender
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Lidsay Graham is the worst face of gop. Even chameleons are slower in changing colors.

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  • Yarden
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Hillary isn’t the President, why bother with her

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  • Ladymcquaid
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Totally unrelated and overblown. This is some elementary school shit.

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  • Jill
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    The Republicans have spent millions of dollars with their endless probes into the Clinton’s. They are done. No more investigations into the Clinton’s ever! Enough already! Maybe we should investigate Graham and Mcconnell instead.

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  • Francisco
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    If one party member commits a crime you do not get to accuse the victim party of a different crime, just to get even. Absolutely separated and unrelated issues that Republicans would want to equate to each other, so that they can claim political equanimity.

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  • Mica
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Hillary’s emails were rigged. She had an 11 hour hearing which she answered the questions, didn’t rant, didn’t cry, didn’t ask any senators a questions back, didn’t deflect and not guilty. Stop trying to distract from the awful things going on. A veto for the wall! Wow. A nationalist kills 49 people in another country ans refers to Trump as a great nationalist. Let’s focus on now. How are you compromised Lindsey?

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  • J. scott
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    To my representatives: the American People, that is the overwhelming majority of us, will no longer tolerate or be distracted by pathetic and plain pitiful GOP/Conservative/nutcase obfuscations and deflections regarding the peoples business. Stop the nonsense and pandering to what Republicans know is a very small group of people and continuously dwindling group of Trump supporters and do the people’s business. Nobody gives a darn about what’s her face who lost last time or the guy who was President last time. This is now not then and we will see that report. You can’t stop it. Especially you Senator Gardner get on board and remember we are a Blue State period. Get us that report now while you can. Blue tsunami 2020. Note I didn’t mention any of the nonsensical deflections from Senator what’s his face.

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  • ileMartinez
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    We deserve to know the truth. No one is above the law. Hillary’s emails are irrelevant.

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