Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has blocked a resolution to release special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
President Donald Trump told the press in the Oval Office on Monday that he believes the report should be published for the public to view, noting that he had nothing to hide.
"Yes! Let's see it all because there's nothing there," echoed Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh MCenany.
McConnell on Monday blocked a non-binding resolution calling for Mueller's full report to be made public. The resolution was passed unanimously in the House.
Jamison Foser, of NextGenAmerica, observed that this is yet another example of McConnell trying to bar Americans from knowing what's happening when it comes to Russia. In 2016, President Barack Obama was barred by McConnell from telling Americans what was happening. The news came as part of a speech from former Vice President Joe Biden, who recalled the moment made him think "the die had been cast ... this was all about the political play."
Starting to seem like it’s really important to Mitch McConnell that nobody ever know what happened, for some reason. https://t.co/sdo1hdBVZs— Jamison Foser (@Jamison Foser) 1553551970.0
"It is deeply disturbing that the Obama administration was apparently insufficiently prepared to anticipate and counter these Russian threats," McConnell said Monday.
The internet was quick to rail against McConnell for not support the release of the report, which 80 percent of Americans want to see. It also puts him in conflict with the president himself.
You can see the tweets below:
So McConnell threatened Obama over alerting Americans to Russian attacks and now he’s blocking the Mueller report r… https://t.co/qMrZcYrokY— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1553552397.0
Mitch McConnell today: "It is deeply disturbing that the Obama administration was apparently insufficiently prepare… https://t.co/TjHk0dGXTy— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1553552186.0
As Mitch McConnell blocks the release of the full Mueller report, remember that in Sept. 2016, US intel briefed him… https://t.co/iIX2FvCjPA— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno) 1553552261.0
@senatemajldr How? We haven’t seen anything but a four page partisan report. So go fuck yourself for blocking the… https://t.co/8MbMDnh7Qj— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1553552410.0
After CIA Director John Brennan told Mitch McConnell about Russia's interference in the 2016 election, McConnell re… https://t.co/sP3ph57um4— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno) 1553552354.0
If Trump is innocent, why have Linsdey Graham and Mitch McConnell both blocked efforts to release the Mueller repor… https://t.co/jGyyKwa4KC— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@Dr. DaShanne Stokes) 1553552169.0
I believe NOT ONE WORD from Barr, McConnell, Graham or any of their cohort. The truth is NOT in what they SAY, it… https://t.co/jr7ydLaINN— Pam Keith, Esq. (@Pam Keith, Esq.) 1553552706.0
Remember how the GOP said they were all about Transparency and accountability? Yea.......they lied https://t.co/ZvmxHynEre— Rick Smith (@Rick Smith) 1553552021.0
Had to update my bucket list: -shit on Antonin Scalia’s grave -shit on Mitch McConnell’s grave— Dr. critical thinking is a cop, PhD (@Dr. critical thinking is a cop, PhD) 1553552815.0
And the fact that Mitch McConnell doesn't want the full Mueller report released can really only mean one thing: Tea… https://t.co/Xd0zTGWfFi— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno) 1553553900.0
The non-binding resolution to release the full Mueller report was brought forth by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The H… https://t.co/bY7qA0eX8M— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno) 1553551950.0
Historians will describe McConnell as a villain intent on destroying America’s democracy and values.— Bryce Tache (@Bryce Tache) 1553551343.0
Mueller states his report “does not exonerate” Trump and now the GOP is proving it through their actions: McConnel… https://t.co/vCllVj4fOS— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@Ryan Knight 🌹) 1553550863.0
I think Mitch McConnell just told America that his buddy Trump is guilty. #ReleaseTheFullMuellerReport #ReleaseTheFullReport #McConnell— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@Dr. DaShanne Stokes) 1553553637.0