President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he told Republicans to vote for a non-binding resolution to release the Mueller report because it “makes us all look good and doesn’t matter.”
On the recent non-binding vote (420-0) in Congress about releasing the Mueller Report, I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency. Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
Apparently all Republicans didn’t get the message, since Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blocked the mostly symbolic vote from happening in the Senate as well. Graham insisted that a section be included about Attorney General William Barr setting up a special counsel investigation to probe the Department of Justice’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Just this week, Trump seemed to pull an about-face on the Mueller report, tweeting that there should not be one at all. Previously, Trump has stuck to acting blasé about the report, claiming that he has nothing to fear.