Democrats plan to waste no time subpoenaing the Justice Department for materials redacted from special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.
The redacted report is expected to come out Thursday morning. By Friday, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will issue a subpoena for access to the full document, according to the Washington Post.
“Obviously, we will use the subpoena power to the full extent of the law,” Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-MD) told the Post.
The committee has already voted to authorize the subpoena, but Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said he would wait to see what Barr turned over before issuing it.
Barr has stood firm on his plan to redact materials in four broad categories of information: grand jury information, classified intelligence, information damaging to unindicted third parties, and information relevant to ongoing investigations. The attorney general testified last week that he doesn’t think Congress should receive access to the full report, though he was willing to work with top judiciary officials to divulge additional details they request.
Nadler said that his committee is willing to take the request for the full report to court.
“It should be up to a judge—not the President or his political appointee—to decide whether or not it is appropriate for the committee to review the complete record,” the New York Democrat said earlier this month.
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