House votes to release Robert Mueller's Russian Federation report

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House votes to release Robert Mueller's Russian Federation report

The resolution is not legally binding, but passing it gives Democrats an opportunity to keep a spotlight on the issue as they work to put pressure on the Justice Department to disclose as much of Mueller's findings in the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as possible. Lawmakers in both parties have maintained there will have to be some sort of public resolution when the report is done - and privately hope that a report shows conclusions that are favorable to their own side.

In February, six House Democratic committee chairs, led by Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of NY, made a similar request in a letter to Barr. But the House vote shows that lawmakers from both parties are eager to view Mueller's findings after nearly two years of speculation about what they might reveal.

Before Thursday's vote, Rep.

Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leaders of several House committees, have vowed to sue the Trump administration for Mueller's report and evidence if the Justice Department refuses to turn it over to Congress.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the measure, saying there is "overwhelming public interest" for the report to be widely distributed. Donald Trump has repeatedly called the inquiry a "hoax" and a "witch-hunt".

At his Senate confirmation hearing in February, Barr was asked about sharing Mueller's report upon its completion. Those regulations require only that the report explain the decisions to pursue or to decline prosecutions, which could be as simple as a bullet point list or as fulsome as a report running hundreds of pages.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been less eager to push Barr on the release of the report, despite some in his caucus who have said they want to ensure transparency.

Republicans agree - to a point.

When the investigation concludes, Mueller is required by regulation to submit a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr.

Collins also had a warning for Democrats: "What happens when it comes back and none of this is true, the president did not do anything wrong?" Will Hurd, R-Texas, on the House floor before the vote. "The American people need to know as much as they can and see as much as they can". "Full transparency is the only way to prevent future speculation". The four were Representatives Justin Amash, Matt Gaetz, Thomas Massie and Paul Gosar.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, however, called the resolution "ridiculous".

NBC News said Weissmann is expected to leave in about a week.

Andrew Weissmann, a prominent member of special counsel Robert Mueller's team, will soon be stepping down to study and teach at New York University, NPR is reporting.

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