The Progressive-Democrats in Congress are in full uproar over the Mueller report—they want it released right damn now, and they want it unredacted. They’re not alone on the first; all of us want the report released as soon as possible. Which leads to the second: it’s illegal to release grand jury proceedings and classified intelligence information, both of which are present in the report. The Progressive-Democrats, of course, know this; they just don’t think laws or regulations matter when they become inconvenient.
AG William Barr also agrees with that first part.
Mr Barr has made clear that he appreciates the public interest in seeing as much of Mr Mueller’s report as possible.
Barr should emphasize that appreciation by releasing the (redacted as required) Mueller report to the public a week or more before he releases it to the public’s elected employees in Congress.
Then there’s the House Intelligence Committee MFWIC:
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff recently tweeted that “Barr should seek court approval (just like in Watergate) to allow the release of grand jury material. Redactions are unacceptable.”
How disingenuous. Were Schiff serious, he’d seek court approval—and an associated release order—himself. He’s just cynically posturing.