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S. 236: Special Counsel Transparency Act

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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 ...

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Jan 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Jan 28, 2019

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S. 236 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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