The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution calling for the Justice Department to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation available to the public, The New York Times reported.
Despite many Republicans calling it a “waste of time,” the bill passed Thursday, 420-0.
Although the bill cannot force the agency to take action, it aims to increase pressure on the Justice Department to release to Congress and the public the full findings on Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
New Attorney General William Barr will have the final say on how much of the report is made public. He is, however, required to notify senior members of the House and Senate Judiciary committees at the end of the investigation. He plans to send his own report to lawmakers but does not have to disclose the full report under the law. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.