Sarah Sanders told reporters that the House Democratic request for the full Mueller report and documents was absurd because Democrats don’t need to see the full report.
Sarah Sanders falsely claims that Democrats don’t need to see the full report
Sanders said according to the White House Pool Report as provided to PoliticusUSA, “I think it’s so absurd, this idea, that Congress doesn’t get to see the Mueller report. In fact, there’s a less redacted version of the Mueller report sitting there waiting on them to come and look at. Not a single Democrat has even taken the time to go and look at it. They’re asking for information that they know they can’t have. The attorney general is actually upholding the law. Chairman Nadler – take a minute to let this sink in – Chairman Nadler is asking the attorney general of the United States to break the law and commit a crime by releasing information that he knows he has no legal authority to have. It’s truly outrageous and absurd what the chairman is doing and he should be embarrassed by his behavior.”
.@PressSec "Chairman Nadler is asking the Attorney General of the United States to break the law and commit a crime by releasing information that he knows he has no legal authority to have. It's truly outrageous and absurd…" pic.twitter.com/IIRPXdrAid
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 8, 2019
Sanders ignored the fact that Democrats have a legal right to both the full report and Mueller’s documents. While the report is getting all of the attention it is the other half of the Democratic demand that has the White House worried.
The Democratic Demand For Mueller’s Documents and Underlying evidence has the White House Worried
The White House is trying to block Democrats from seeing Mueller’s documents and the underlying evidence that was gathered. The evidence is what is most interesting to Democrats, especially as they investigate Trump obstruction of justice. There could be a nugget in the redacted eight percent of the report, but what the White House is doing is hiding evidence of Trump’s potentially impeachable offenses.
The president is in hiding, so Sarah Sanders was sent out to make an argument that is certain to lose in court.
Not only does Congress need to see the report, but they will get the report once a judge settles this matter.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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