The House Judiciary Committee sent Attorney General William Barr a subpoena demanding “the complete and unredacted version of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller Report,” and any “underlying evidence related to the Special Counsel’s investigation,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced Friday.
The subpoena comes just a day after Barr released the redacted version of Mueller’s Report.
As the News Blender reported two weeks ago the Judiciary Committee “voted to authorize a subpoena,” in anticipation of the mid-April redacted reports release.
In his statement Friday Nadler explains that the Justice Department is “required to comply with,” the subpoena by May 1st.
He writes, “I am open to working with the Department 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.”
Nadler went on to explain that the redactions “appear to be significant,” adding that the Judiciary Committee as “so far seen none of the actual evidence that,” Mueller “developed to make this case.”
He notes that “even the redacted version of the report outlines serious instances of wrongdoing by President Trump and some of his closet associates.”
Nadler writes that it “now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct,” in order, “to decide what steps,” that Congress “must take going forward.”
Nadler on Thursday announced via Twitter, that he issued a request for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the Judiciary Committee no later than May 23rd.