House Judiciary Committee Plans to Subpoena Full Mueller Report

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The House judiciary committee will vote this week to subpoena the uncensored final Russian Federation report and evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller, the panel's chairman said Monday. "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".

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on a resolution that would authorize subpoenas relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

"I am not kidding around", Mr. Trump said, adding that he might end "all trade" with Mexico, which, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce, accounts for almost $2-billion a day.

Nadler has set a deadline of April 2 to receive the full Mueller report and its underlying evidence to Congress. Attorney General William Barr has signalled that he will provide Congress with a redacted version of the almost 400-page document by mid-April. Trump has now gone from "it wouldn't bother me at all" on March 25 to his Monday declaration that Democrats are "crazed" about the report and "it will never be enough".

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Nadler went on to say that he believed the unedited obstruction portion of Mueller's report will resemble that of the Watergate grand jury report that Congress recieved in 1974. The poll was taken after Attorney General Barr released his 4-page letter. The report also does not come to a conclusion about whether Trump obstructed justice as the investigation proceeded, Barr wrote.

Barr has said that anything related to grand jury testimony, ongoing investigations, USA intelligence, or the reputation of peripheral third parties will be redacted.

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"In 1998, Rep. Jerry Nadler strongly opposed the release of the Starr Report on Bill Clinton".

That responsibility falls to Congress - and specifically to the House Judiciary Committee - as it has in every similar investigation in modern history. He added that redacting the report before it's presented to the House Judiciary Committee is "unprecedented".

Barr is scheduled to appear before a House Appropriations panel April 9 to discuss the administration's budget request.

There have been bi-partisan calls for a full release of the Mueller report. If passed, the Committee would subpoena President Donald Trump's former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, former Communications Director Hope Hicks, former White House Counsel Don McGahn, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and McGhan's former Chief of Staff Ann Donaldson, the Daily Mail reported.

"Dangling a pardon in front of [former Trump campaign chairman Paul] Manafort, who is a witness in a serious investigation in which Trump is either a subject or a target, could be viewed as obstruction of justice", Nadler told Newsweek previous year.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of OH explained why certain sections of the Mueller report must be redacted and said Congress has a duty to protect classified material.

"I think we're really at the beginning, maybe the middle", former Attorney General Eric Holder said.

"I have no problem that he would have no problem talking to this committee about anything he has done", he said in response.

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