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house Bill H. Con. Res. 24

Should the Mueller Report Be Publicly Released to the Greatest Extent Possible?

Argument in favor

After nearly two years of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign and potential obstruction of justice, the American public deserves to know what the probe found and why charges were or were not pursued. Congress should formally call for the report to made public to the greatest extent possible.

Rebecca's Opinion
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03/10/2019
We need to know what has happened. Period. Only an informed electorate can properly vote on their representatives.
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Maria 's Opinion
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03/14/2019
Democracy dies in the darkness. Let the American people know and understand the facts before they vote in 2020.
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Cheri's Opinion
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03/14/2019
YES! The report should be released to the greatest extent possible. Tax payers need to know. Full disclosure of all his findings is what needs to happen. It has been a very thorough investigation and the guilty need to be exposed.
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Argument opposed

The American public will eventually find out what Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has uncovered, and that will be the case whether or not this bill is passed because it’s a non-binding resolution. If lawmakers seriously want to change how the findings of special counsel investigations are made public they should pass a bill to that effect.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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03/11/2019
👎🏻👎🏻H. Con. Res. 24- Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.👎🏻👎🏻 This is nothing more than theCongressional Democrats wanting To “Have their Cake and Eat It” to have it on their evil dealing terms. This resolution would express the sense of Congress that the report Special Counsel Robert Mueller provides to the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) should be provided in full to Congress. It’d also call for the report to made public to the greatest extent possible except for portions prohibited by law. Under current law, the special counsel is required to submit a classified report to the DOJ explaining decisions in favor of or declining prosecution of any charges but isn’t required to disclose the report to other parties — which is up to the discretion of the attorney general. This House Resolution is nothing more than another Democratic attempts to follow the Party’s ongoing agenda in the hindering of President Trumps attempts to secure the nations border against the influx of not only illegal migrants, but also drugs, which are detrimental to,the well being of the American people. The American public will eventually find out what Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has uncovered, and that will be the case whether or not this bill is passed because it’s a non-binding resolution. If lawmakers seriously want to change how the findings of special counsel investigations are made public they should pass a bill to that effect. SneakyPete......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 3*10*19..........
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Trent's Opinion
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03/14/2019
I want it released. I love transparency but Mueller himself said if this happens it will show our enemies the extent of our surveillance abilities. As much as I am jealous to read it.. I think it should be for Congress (all member with a security clearance level that meets the level he places on the document)
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Joyce's Opinion
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03/14/2019
We already know there was no collusion. That was the point of the stupid investigation to begin with. I could have told them that and saved the taxpayers 25 million dollars and 2 yrs of aggravation to our President and to us.
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concurrent resolution Progress


  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed March 14th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 420 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 7th, 2019

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What is House Bill H. Con. Res. 24?

This resolution would express the sense of Congress that the report Special Counsel Robert Mueller provides to the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) should be provided in full to Congress. It’d also call for the report to made public to the greatest extent possible except for portions prohibited by law. Under current law, the special counsel is required to submit a classified report to the DOJ explaining decisions in favor of or declining prosecution of any charges but isn’t required to disclose the report to other parties — which is up to the discretion of the attorney general.

As a concurrent resolution, this legislation is non-binding and merely expresses the sense of both chambers of Congress so it wouldn’t go to the president’s desk for a signature if it were to pass both chambers of Congress.

Impact

Congress.

Cost of House Bill H. Con. Res. 24

As a non-binding resolution this bill would have no cost.

More Information

In-Depth: A group of six House committee chairs, including this bill’s lead sponsor Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), introduced this bill and wrote a joint letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting that Special Counsel Mueller’s report be made public to the greatest extent possible:

“After nearly two years of investigation — accompanied by two years of direct attacks on the integrity of the investigation by the President — the public is entitled to know what the Special Counsel has founded. We write to you to express, in the strongest possible terms, our expectation that the Department of Justice will release to the public the report Special Counsel Mueller submits to you — without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law…

If the Special Counsel has reason to believe that the President has engaged in criminal or other serious misconduct, then the President must be subject to accountability either in a court or to the Congress. But because the Department has taken the position that a sitting President is immune from indictment and prosecution, Congress could be the only institution currently situated to act on evidence of the President’s misconduct. To maintain that a sitting president cannot be indicted, and then to withhold evidence of wrongdoing from Congress Congress because the President will not be charged, is to convert Department policy into the means for a cover-up.”

In his confirmation hearings, Attorney General William Barr said “my goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law” but didn’t promise to release the report in its entirety.

This legislation has the support of five cosponsors, all of whom are Democratic committee chairs including Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Foreign Relations Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA).


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(Photo Credit: White House via Wikimedia / Public Domain)

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Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.

Official Title

Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.

    We need to know what has happened. Period. Only an informed electorate can properly vote on their representatives.
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    👎🏻👎🏻H. Con. Res. 24- Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.👎🏻👎🏻 This is nothing more than theCongressional Democrats wanting To “Have their Cake and Eat It” to have it on their evil dealing terms. This resolution would express the sense of Congress that the report Special Counsel Robert Mueller provides to the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) should be provided in full to Congress. It’d also call for the report to made public to the greatest extent possible except for portions prohibited by law. Under current law, the special counsel is required to submit a classified report to the DOJ explaining decisions in favor of or declining prosecution of any charges but isn’t required to disclose the report to other parties — which is up to the discretion of the attorney general. This House Resolution is nothing more than another Democratic attempts to follow the Party’s ongoing agenda in the hindering of President Trumps attempts to secure the nations border against the influx of not only illegal migrants, but also drugs, which are detrimental to,the well being of the American people. The American public will eventually find out what Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has uncovered, and that will be the case whether or not this bill is passed because it’s a non-binding resolution. If lawmakers seriously want to change how the findings of special counsel investigations are made public they should pass a bill to that effect. SneakyPete......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 3*10*19..........
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    Democracy dies in the darkness. Let the American people know and understand the facts before they vote in 2020.
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    YES! The report should be released to the greatest extent possible. Tax payers need to know. Full disclosure of all his findings is what needs to happen. It has been a very thorough investigation and the guilty need to be exposed.
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    Muellers reports are really important because they show the level of level of treason and other misconduct in this faux presidency
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    The American people have paid for this investigation and are entitled to a full accounting of its outcome.
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    The public has a right to know the truth! Transparency is everything at this point in our divided country.
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    If there’s nothing to hide then why fight it?
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    Yes.... there should be nothing to hide from the public.
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    It is vital that trust in our government be re-established. This cannot happen without full disclosure of the events of the last three years. As His Great Orangeness said himself, “Time to drain the swamp” and send the whole, putrid mess back to Mar-a-Lago.
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    The public has the right to know if the person who has the nuclear codes is running a criminal operation from the White House. We should be privy to all data that is not classified.
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    Taxpayers paid for this and are entitled to all but classified.
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    Any attempt to keep it secret will indicate guilt by those hiding it.
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    The public must know if trump and trump’s campaign were in conspiracy- or if they were all used as (useful) idiots. Either way - trump and trump’s corrupt cronies are a disgrace to our nation. I believe the report must be made public ( other than protections for sources, methods, and ongoing investigations).
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    I want it released. I love transparency but Mueller himself said if this happens it will show our enemies the extent of our surveillance abilities. As much as I am jealous to read it.. I think it should be for Congress (all member with a security clearance level that meets the level he places on the document)
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    We have to achieve greater transparency in government operations. The same thing should be done with investigations in all three branches of our government, regardless of political party.
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    After all the taxpayers dollars, after all the time invested, government transparency etc, etc. this report should be released to the public instead of being hidden or covered up because of “sensitive” information.
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    The People are paying the tab - we deserve to know everything.
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    I definitely want the report from Mueller released publicly as much as possible. It was my tax dollars that helped pay for it and I want to see it
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    Absolutely I have a right as an American citizen to know what happens in my government so I can elect leaders who don’t do underhanded things.
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