Cline opposes subpoena for full Mueller Report

Although Congressman Cline (like the rest of us) hasn’t seen more than a few sentences from the nearly 400-page Mueller Report, he seems to know what is and isn’t in it.

Interviewed by CBS News, Cline said, “This was very, very disturbing that so much was investigated, that so much was spent and, you know, they didn’t find a thing.”

(If they didn’t find a thing, it will be especially interesting to see what’s on those 400 pages.)

Nevertheless, Cline joined a unanimous vote by the House of Representatives that “calls for the public release of any report Special Counsel Mueller provides to the attorney general, except to the extent the public disclosure of any portion thereof is expressly prohibited by law.”

On Wednesday Cline joined his fellow Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee to unsuccessfully oppose a subpoena for the full report and the underlying documents.

Committee chair Jerrold Nadler stressed that “some material will have to be redacted before it is released to the public,” but “the committee is entitled and must see all of the material,” as happened in previous special investigations.

Meanwhile The New York Times reports:

Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations.

 

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