House Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for full Mueller report materials
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House Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for full Mueller report materials

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday issued a subpoena for an unredacted version of the Mueller report along with a copy of all documents referenced in the report or obtained during the investigation. The subpoena requests that Attorney General William Barr turns over the documents by May 1, at 10:00 AM EST.

Jerry Nadler, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, stated, “I am open to working with the Department [of Justice] to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials, however I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight and constitutional accountability.” He also stated that the redacted version contains “serious instances of wrongdoing” and asserted that Congress now needs to decide what the next steps are.

Barr had agreed to negotiate with Nadler and Senator Lindsey Graham about giving them more information than what was provided to the public but that wasn’t enough for Nadler. Barr stated that he doesn’t think any of the exceptions provided in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for grand jury information apply to Congressional access. The next phase of this procedure is likely to end up before a court.