Mueller Report Submitted to the Department of Justice

Mueller Report Submitted to the Department of Justice

Mueller Report Submitted to the Department of Justice

The House Judiciary Committee has a vote planned for Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for the report and documents from five former associates of the president, according to Bloomberg News.

The committee vote was 24-17 along party lines, with Democrats in favor and Trump's fellow Republicans opposed.

"The Georgia Republican lambasted Democrats for claiming they "[had] to have" Mueller's report to "know the conclusions" before pointing to the letter that Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress last month detailing the key findings of the report.

Following the committee vote, Nadler said that he would continue negotiations with the attorney general to obtain the full report, but if that failed he would move to issue a subpoena for those documents - which could set up a lengthy court battle.

He has not said when, or if, he would do so.

Nadler said he's disturbed by the reluctance to release the report and asked Barr to join the panel in seeking a judge's approval to release all grand jury information from the investigation.

Top House Democrats said Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr does not deserve the benefit of the doubt when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

The Republicans also objected to these additional subpoenas, with Collins calling them "completely misguided" because they have all either complied with Nadler's previous requests or indicated they are willing to do so.

The measure gives chairman Jerry Nadler the authority to subpoena documents and testimony from individuals, who may have received documents from the White House related to the probe.

"Full release of the report to Congress is consistent with both congressional intent and the interests of the American public", the House Democratic chairs wrote in their letter to Barr.

Democrats, as part of their argument for the full report and underlying materials, point to hundreds of thousands of pages of materials that the Justice Department turned over to the GOP-led House in the last Congress, related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation and elements of the Trump-Russia probe, while Mueller's work continued.

Collins said the authorization for all of the subpoenas is "reckless" and that Democrats shouldn't be asking for documents that the Justice Department can't legally disclose to the public.

Mueller notified Barr that he had completed the investigation March 22 and sent him the report.

I think what you see in the public record is direct evidence.

He's been less clear on what he would leave out concerning Trump's time in the White House, but the attorney general cited the president's own words to explain his approach.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told MSNBC on Wednesday that he believed it was inevitable that special counsel Robert Mueller would have to testify before Congress.

And note also that Barr's own words said Mueller "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation".

He also said Mr Mueller reached no conclusion on whether Mr Trump obstructed the federal investigation, instead setting out "evidence on both sides" of the question.

Just 10 days ago the Democrats were on the offensive on Capitol Hill and on the 2020 presidential-campaign trail while the Republicans - bereft of their one-time control of the House of Representatives, anxious about retaining control of the Senate and watching in horror as almost two dozen rivals prepared their cases against the President's re-election - were playing a weak defence.

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