House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) expressed frustration Wednesday after revealing that the Justice Department had told him that his committee would receive a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report at “11/12,” only after Attorney General William Barr holds a press conference on the report at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Nadler also expressed concern at reports that the White House had already been briefed on the report.
I’m deeply troubled by reports that the WH is being briefed on the Mueller report AHEAD of its release. Now, DOJ is informing us we will not receive the report until around 11/12 tomorrow afternoon — AFTER Barr’s press conference. This is wrong. #ReleaseTheReport https://t.co/bR50HhGJ0i
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) April 17, 2019
ABC News’ Trish Turner reported, citing an unnamed Democratic aide, that the Senate Intelligence Committee had been informed of essentially the same thing.
The aide told her: “A full hour and a half post presser, and they have informed us they won’t even begin to have a discussion about redacted material until Friday.”
Senate Dem aide tells ABC that Intel Cmte was just informed that DOJ is delivering hard copies of the Mueller report at *11AM* “a full hour and a half post presser, and they have informed us they won’t even begin to have a discussion about redacted material until Friday.” 1 of 2
— Trish Turner (@caphilltrish) April 17, 2019