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Democrats Will Subpoena the Mueller Report Wednesday
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=47167"><span class="small">Danielle McLean, ThinkProgress</span></a>   
Monday, 01 April 2019 14:10

McLean writes: "Rep. Jerrold Nadler will demand the special counsel's report without redactions, as well as the underlying evidence."

Jerry Nadler. (photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Jerry Nadler. (photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)


Democrats Will Subpoena the Mueller Report Wednesday

By Danielle McLean, ThinkProgress

01 April 19


Rep. Jerrold Nadler will demand the special counsel's report without redactions, as well as the underlying evidence.

ouse Democrats plan to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Wednesday, demanding the unredacted report into Russia’s 2016 election interference, as well as all underlying evidence uncovered during the investigation.

“As I have made clear, Congress requires the full and complete Special Counsel report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said in a statement on Monday.

The Judiciary Committee also plans to subpoena key documents from five former White House aides, including former counsel Don McGahn, former strategist Steve Bannon, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, and others.

Attorney General William Barr informed the House Judiciary Committee on Friday he planned to release the report by “mid-April, if not sooner” after the Justice Department redacts sensitive portions of the report with the help of the special counsel’s office. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee asked Barr to release the full report by April 2.

“Attorney General Barr has thus far indicated he will not meet the April 2 deadline set by myself and five other Committee chairs, and refused to work with us to provide the full report, without redactions, to Congress,” Nadler added.  “The Attorney General should reconsider so that we can work together to ensure the maximum transparency of this important report to both Congress and the American people.  The full and complete report must be released to Congress without delay.”

Last week, Barr released a four-page summary of the special counsel’s report, which Barr said is almost 400 pages long. Barr wrote that Mueller had not determined that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election and did not draw a conclusion as to whether the president had obstructed justice. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein then made the determination that Trump had not obstructed justice. Democrats have pushed for the full report and the underlying evidence.

The House Judiciary Committee has launched its own investigation into Trump’s business and financial practices, and it requested documents from 81 people and entities, including people within the president’s inner circle and several of his family members. It is one of several congressional committees that are probing the actions of the Trump White House, his campaign, and his businesses.


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+4 # wilhelmscream 2019-04-01 14:51
Subpoena the report; WH will ignor the deadline anyway. Trump talks about ‘Law and Order” and ignores the courts any way! How many times did Trump get sued?
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2019-04-02 08:54
Quoting wilhelmscream 2019-04-01 14:51:
Subpoena the report; WH will ignor the deadline anyway. Trump talks about ‘Law and Order” and ignores the courts any way! How many times did Trump get sued?

- O U T S T A N D I N G ! nadler!

i have heard my breath long enough! - whew!
 
 
-1 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-04-01 19:19
Nadler says only that the report and underlying documents must be made available to congress. Does he mean that the general population won't get to see these? I hope not. What would be the point in allowing congress only to see them?

Maybe they would be leaked but that is not certain. Nadler should be clear -- the whole thing should just be published. No redactions, no deletions. If there is anything classified in the report, too bad. It should come out.

Clapper was on CNN this week and he dumped it all on Obama, saying Obama ordered them to investigate Trump for collusion with Russia. I wonder if this is in the Mueller report?
 
 
+5 # No Go 2019-04-01 21:59
We have ample reason to believe that Trump has overtly obstructed justice, and there is, also, the appearance of collusion with the Russians.
The Mueller report may be more damning than Trump's hand-picked Attorney General's four page summary may suggest.
In any case, in addition to demanding the release of the complete Mueller report, the Democrats, and any self-respecting Republicans, in Congress, should fully investigate every aspect of the conduct of the Trump campaign, and the business dealings of the Trump Organization, as well as the Kushner Companies and whatever monkey business in which Ivanka may be involved, too.
Letting these sleaze balls off the hook now is not in the best interests of our country.
 
 
+8 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-04-02 04:08
"WE THE PEOPLE" deserve to see the full report. Release it.
 
 
+4 # DongiC 2019-04-02 07:51
Keep your powder dry, Congressman Nadler. You'll need it to blast away the resistance that Trump and his tea mount against publishing anything incriminating regarding Sir Donald. You are about to enter one gigantic struggle. Good luck!