Sean Hannity justifies keeping Mueller report hidden from the public
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): It appears that the Mueller probe is finally wrapping up, sources telling the Fox News channel the investigation is, quote, “Near the end game.”
And while the Department of Justice, the special counsel’s office have declined to comment, even fake news CNN, maybe they got something right, they’re reporting Mueller could submit his findings to the Attorney General Bob Barr as early as next week.
Earlier today, the president had a lot to say about the release of the report, saying that it is all in the hands of his new attorney general, not him, and Justice Department rules say he decides.
And according to special counsel regulations, Mueller will provide a confidential report to the Attorney General Bob Barr explaining the decisions reached by the special counsel.
Next, the Attorney General will notify the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate judiciary committees, quote, “Upon the conclusion of the special counsel’s investigation.” It is totally in the hands of the Attorney General, and his alone to decide what, if any, details can be released in compliance with the law.
He can control the timing of the notification over, quote, “Legitimate investigative or privacy concerns.”
Now, also, remember, these regulations, they were presented to Congress, oh, two decades ago, by Democrats, Janet Reno, the AG, Deputy AG Eric Holder. That was after the Starr investigation.
They were designed to make the special counsel more accountable to the public, but now ironically, these same people who are outraged at Starr’s authority and the release of that report are the same ones wanting to give Mueller free reign over President Trump.