Why McConnell blocked a Senate resolution demanding full release of Mueller report

Why McConnell blocked a Senate resolution demanding full release of Mueller report
Mitch McConnell

[Ed. – OK, the reason cited in the Townhall post is thin and procedural. With McConnell you can’t always tell if he’s being wily or just weaselly.  The best scenario for interpreting his motive is that (a) he doesn’t want to make Senate Republicans vote on this, and (b) he sees no value in presenting such a resolution to Trump, which would then put him (Trump) on the spot rather than leaving the deliberations on release at the bureaucratic DOJ level.  At least for now.]

Senate Majority Leader (R-KY) on Monday blocked a resolution brought about by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to release the full report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Schumer asked for an unanimous, non-binding resolution, the same one that passed the House 420-0 on Friday. …

McConnell disagreed with the resolution, saying Attorney General William Barr is working with Mueller to determine what can be made public and what cannot, The Hill reported.

“The special counsel and the Justice Department ought to be allowed to finish their work in a professional manner,” McConnell said. “To date, the attorney general has followed through on his commitments to Congress. One of those commitments is that he intends to release as much information as possible.”

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