House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler stated he will issue a subpoena for the full version of the Mueller report after it was released in redacted form today.
“Even in its incomplete form, the Mueller report outlines disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct,” the New York Democrat said in a statement.
“Contrary to public reports, I have not heard from the [Justice] Department about receiving a less-redacted version of the report. Because Congress requires this material in order to perform our constitutionally-mandated responsibilities, I will issue a subpoena for the full report and the underlying materials.”
His committee has authorized the authority to use subpoena power for the document and its underlying evidence, via party-line vote earlier this month. The panel made the move after Attorney General William Barr repeatedly told lawmakers he would only be initially providing a redacted copy of Mueller’s conclusions by mid-April.
“The Attorney General’s decision to withhold the full report from Congress is regrettable, but no longer surprising. If he was willing to release this evidence, which is so clearly damaging to the President, just imagine what remains hidden from our view,” he said.
The redacted version of Mueller’s report includes grand jury material, foreign intelligence that could compromise sources and methods, information about ongoing investigations, and derogatory information about people who were not charged.
AG Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on May 2nd. In addition, Nadler also formally called Robert Mueller to testify before the panel on May 23rd.
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