On March 14, 2019, the House passed a non-binding
420-0 encouraging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publicly
release the full text of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on
Russian interference in the 2016 election. The resolution sent a strong signal
in favor of transparency, but it also signals a shift of norms regarding
Congress’ scrutiny of the DOJ’s investigative authority and the Attorney
General’s control of an executive branch report. 

The Mueller investigation is of interest to the American public.
But the rule of law and our nation’s security require that some matters remain
confidential. The Attorney General should release the Mueller report to the
maximum extent practicable, consistent with his legal obligation to maintain
the confidentiality of grand jury proceedings and the secrecy of critical
national security sources and methods.

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