(Washington, DC-AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that there’s no need to pay anyone reparations for slavery.
At a press conference Tuesday, the Kentucky Republican said America has done much to make up for the original sin of slavery, including fighting the Civil War, passing civil rights legislation and electing an African American president, Barack Obama.
He went on to say no one alive now was responsible for slavery. A House subcommittee meets today to discuss reparations.
(Washington, DC-AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is again blocking a resolution demanding the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. The resolution recently cleared the House in a unanimous vote. McConnell called the Democratic resolution unnecessary because Attorney General William Barr is currently working with Mueller to determine what in the report should or should not be released. A Justice Department official expects it will take Barr “weeks not months” to prepare a public version of the confidential report. There will likely be redactions involving any classified data or confidential Grand Jury material.
California Democrat Dianne Feinstein said many people are rushing to judgment without having access to the full report. Barr summarized Mueller’s findings Sunday, noting that the Special Counsel found no evidence of collusion or conspiracy between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. He noted that Mueller did not exonerate Trump on the question of obstruction of justice. Barr also announced that the Justice Department would not embark on a broader investigation of obstruction.
(Washington, DC) – A September 2016 warning about Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election was “watered down” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
That’s the claim by former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, who worked the job throughout former President Obama’s second term. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” McDonough said the letter was written to the National Association of State Election Directors and signed by McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
The letter told states to make sure their network is secure from an attack. McDonough explained it took over three weeks to get the statement worked out. He added the lack of urgency from Republican leadership in 2016 is still being seen today.