Rand Paul Blocks Resolution For Mueller Report Release

Talking Points Memo reports:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report be made public, arguing that Congress should also call for communications and testimony from Obama-era officials.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who is one of several Democratic senators running for president, tried to get unanimous consent for the Senate to pass the resolution, which cleared the House in a 420-0 vote earlier this month.

But Paul objected because Klobuchar wouldn’t agree to amend the non-binding resolution to include provisions calling for the public release of communications between several Obama-era officials including former President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Two earlier attempts to vote on the resolution were blocked by Mitch McConnell.