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Sen. McConnell Backs a 'Fully Open, Transparent' Mueller Report


By    |   Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:34 PM

While admitting he did not know all of the Justice Department regulations guiding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed a desire to have "as much as possible" of the ultimate report to be released to the public.

"You have the additional complication that the next attorney general testified to: what the department regulations are," Sen. McConnell told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know enough about Justice Department regulations to know what part of that, you know, might make sense not to be disclosed."

Sen. McConnell was referring to Attorney General-nominee William Barr, who told the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month he cannot commit to any full disclosures on Mueller's report until he reviews what is written and what the Justice Department rules permitted to be publicly disclosed.

"Obviously I would like for as much as possible of the Mueller report to be open," McConnell said.

There might be confidential, classified, or masked information the next attorney general might rule cannot be released, Barr had told the Senate Judiciary during his confirmation hearing.

"But let me just say, I think it ought to be as fully open and transparent, whatever the recommendation is, as possible," McConnell concluded.

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The public should get "as much as possible" of special counsel Robert Mueller's ultimate report released publicly, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who admitted he did not know what Justice Department rules might limit such an open release.
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:34 PM
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