Even before the Mueller Report came out, Democrats have been screaming bloody murder about getting to see the full report, which they know is impossible because of the law.
They know even if Barr released everything he is allowed to by law, they can claim cover-up because people who vote for Democrats really aren’t all that bright. They won’t know that the complete report can’t be made public without someone going to prison. They say they refused because they want more people to have access to the report and it’s not difficult to figure out why.
The more with access, the harder it will be to identify the one who leaked it to the press.
Here’s what they said, in a letter authored by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Democratic leaders in the congressional judiciary and intelligence committees:
“Unfortunately, your proposed accommodation — which among other things would prohibit discussion of the full report, even with other Committee Members — is not acceptable,” the letter to Barr read. “Given the comprehensive factual findings presented by the Special Counsel’s Report, some of which will only be fully understood with access to the redacted material, we cannot agree to the conditions you are placing on our access to the full report. Nor can we agree to an arrangement that does not include a mechanism for ensuring access to grand jury material.”
The Democrats reportedly rejected Barr’s offer because they wanted more people to be allowed to view the sensitive material, and they wanted access to everything, including grand jury material.
House Republicans criticized the Democrats for their rejection of Barr’s terms.
AG Bill Barr has received Jerry Nadler’s subpoena for everything. Barr refused to honor the subpoena. I’m really starting to like this guy.