Watch: Rand Paul Blocks Unanimous House Resolution to Release Entire Mueller Report in Senate
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) tried to pass a nonbinding measure to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report in full, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the resolution by demanding the release of documentation from the Obama presidency.
On Thursday, Klobuchar asked “unanimous consent” to pass House Concurrent Resolution 24, which passed in the House of Representatives by a 420-0 margin.
“I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of 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, and which is at the desk,” Klobuchar said.
Paul objected to the motion, and while claiming “we all want transparency,” proceeded to make a motion asking Klobuchar to “accept my amendment, which would say that not only will we see the Mueller report, we will also see the communications between” a variety of Obama-era officials, including John Brennan, James Comey, and James Clapper, regarding the origins of the Russia investigation.
Klobuchar then pointed out that the Mueller investigation was begun “under a Republican administration,” that the House had passed the resolution, and that she had been “hoping that we could do this on a bipartisan basis and try to see the report ourselves.”
Klobuchar then objected to Paul’s motion.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blocked the resolution two weeks ago by demanding a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, and Republicans have blocked it 3 more times, including Paul’s objection.
Watch the video above, via C-Span 2.
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