Graham blocks measure calling for release of Mueller report in Senate, despite unanimous House vote

Graham blocks measure calling for release of Mueller report in Senate, despite unanimous House vote
Sen. Lindsey Graham called for the creation of a new special counsel to investigate other aspects of the 2016 election. (Senate TV/CNN)

(CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday blocked a resolution calling for the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

The House earlier unanimously approved a measure calling for Mueller's report to be made public, in a 420-0 vote.

But the resolution, which would not have any binding legal effect, failed in the Republican-controlled Senate. Graham, who is the Judiciary Committee chairman, objected to the measure, demanding that it be amended to call for a new special counsel.

It’s now time to have a special counsel look into all things 2016, not just Trump,” he said.

Graham wants a new special counsel to investigate the FBI probe into the Clinton email server and how a special surveillance warrant against Trump aide Carter Page was carried out.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer won't allow the measure to be amended.

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