About the bill
Should the investigation into Trump’s Russia ties be released publicly, or should the administration reserve the right to keep it secret?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has led the investigation of President Trump’s ties to Russia during his campaign and presidency, including possible collusion and election interference, which are both federal crimes.
Many expect Mueller’s final report will be completed in February. But the report is only required to be reported to the attorney general, who in turn would decide whether to release it to Congress and/or the public.
During his January confirmation hearings, Trump’s current Attorney General nominee William Barr refused to commit to releasing the Mueller report publicly, if confirmed.
What the bill does
The Special Counsel Transparency Act would require the Mueller report to be …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 7 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 28, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Grassley, Blumenthal Call on Judiciary Committee to Act on Special Counsel Transparency Bill”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 29, 2019
“Grassley On the Nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General of the United States”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 13, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
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S. 236 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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