Marco Rubio expects redacted release of Robert Mueller report
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wants the White House to “lean toward transparency” in releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report.
But Florida’s senior senator on Meet The Press predicted portions will be redacted before the public reads the document.
“I would suspect that at the end of the day they are going to release the report,” he said. “They are going to redact intelligence information or classified information. And they are not going to put information in there about people that is damaging to people that they chose not to prosecute.”
He stressed, though, that’s standard policy for investigations.
“That is not unique to the president,” Rubio said. “That is the way the justice department handles every case. They don’t go out to smear people and then say but we chose not to prosecute them anyway.”
Rubio’s comment come as House members from both parties call for the release of the report.
President Donald Trump, in Mar-A-Lago, said little about the just-concluded investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Rubio in his interview reminded the executive branch of government handles prosecutions and investigations. That means a president, like it or not, “does have