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Blumenthal & Grassley introduce Special Counsel Transparency Act


This news story was published on January 28, 2019.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced transparency legislation today to ensure that the work of Justice Department Special Counsels is made available to both Congress and the public. The Special Counsel Transparency Act requires that a Special Counsel submit a report directly to Congress and the public at the conclusion of an investigation, if the Special Counsel is fired or transferred, or if the Special Counsel resigns.

“The Special Counsel Transparency Act is about a simple, bipartisan principle: the public’s right to know. Our legislation would guarantee that every Special Counsel does a report complete with findings and evidence – and that it be directly disclosed to Congress and the American people. A report would be required whenever a Special Counsel finishes the investigation, is fired, or resigns; assuring that the results cannot be sealed or selectively censored,” Blumenthal said. “A Special Counsel is appointed only in very rare serious circumstances involving grave violations of public trust. The public has a right and need to know the facts of such betrayals of public trust. Our bipartisan bill makes it the default that the American people have access to the full story, putting in context any conclusions with findings and evidence.”
“Congress and the American people have a right to know how their government conducts business and spends tax dollars. Special counsel investigations are no different. I was encouraged to hear attorney general nominee William Barr place a high priority on transparency when asked at his confirmation hearing about Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, and there’s no reason to think that Mueller won’t be allowed to finish his work. This bipartisan legislation ensures that Congress and the American people have oversight of and insight into activities and findings of special counsel investigations under any administration,” Grassley said.
The Special Counsel Transparency Act introduced today requires that any Special Counsel produce a report to Congress at the conclusion of an investigation or within two weeks of a removal, transfer, or resignation. The report must include all factual findings and underlying evidence.

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13 Responses to Blumenthal & Grassley introduce Special Counsel Transparency Act

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2019 at 8:48 am

    These morons in the demonic party still have not figured out Mueller is actually a double agent working for the Trumpster . Don’t think so ? All the dirt being uncovered against the swamp rats in the fbi/doj and the Obama/Clinton cartel – charges will be coming to these socialist Anti Americans – puff your chest up and say impossible – You guys are so full of yourselves you can’t see 0r hear past your blast of moron stupidity. Wait and see – It’s just a game and you fell for it..

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 31, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      Be quiet and don’t spill the beans ; )

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Would this fall in with – Comprehensive immigration ? Term limits ? Insider trading? Or just upcoming socialist democrat take over of the United States by it’s millennial offspring of No Child Left Behinders ?

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Will the brown shirt Nazi Mueller send 29 swat team members to the white house to arrest the president – think these socialist demos aren’t power hungry? Guess again ? Hang this group of socialist Anti Americans.

  4. steve Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    If Trump ended the Mueller investigation some would say it was a cover up.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 28, 2019 at 11:04 pm

      If he ended it, all the findings would be de-classified and we would see how much of a sham it was.

  5. John Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Millions of our tax dollars spent on this investigation so far and no Trump Russia collusion. The only charges that have been filed have nothing to do with Trump. We are throwing money away for no reason with no end in site. Comey started this whole thing with a political motive and it is costing us a lot of money with no end in site.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 28, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      Trump could end it anytime he wants to. Why doesn’t he?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2019 at 11:57 pm

        That’s the clearest indication of all that Trump has nothing to fear.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 29, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      The Russia investigation is operating in the black with assets forfeited from Manafort. There have been 90 indictments from the investigation, many of those for people in the direct orbit of Trump. How many indictments from the Benghazi / Emails investigation of Clinton? Zero. Yet I’m willing to bet you support wasting more and more money furthering those politically motivated investigations? Quit being such a partisan hypocrite.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm

        All Fake

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 30, 2019 at 11:09 am

          LOL – keep burying your head by saying “fake news”

          • Anonymous

            January 30, 2019 at 8:06 pm

            Stop sniffing odummys butt crack and ask yourself why are all the liars from my Nazi party still running around ? and the fake news media doesn’t give a shit ? President Trump could stop this political witch hunt BS but fake news keeps proving him right every day about you and your swamp buddies !