Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-NY) doubled down on Democrats’ stance that Congress should be given access to the entire report by special counsel Robert Mueller, including grand jury testimony.
During an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Nadler reiterated that Congress is “entitled” to see the full report and vowed to go to court over the release of the grand jury information.
“Congress has a right to the entire report with no redactions whatsoever so we can see what’s there,” Nadler said. “We’re entitled to see it because Congress represents the nation. And Congress has to take action on any of it. So we’re entitled to see all of it. … We would have to go the court to get the release of the grand jury information but that has happened successfully in every previous situation. And it’s not up to the attorney general to decide with respect to that or with respect to other material that he decides Congress can’t see.”
Reports surfaced last week with members of Mueller’s team alleging that Attorney General William Barr’s characterizations of the Mueller report were inadequate, especially his assessment of whether Trump obstructed justice.
.@RepJerryNadler says Congress is entitled to see all of the Mueller report. He believes Attorney General William Barr should “redact none” of the report and believes he’ll have to go to court to get grand jury information. pic.twitter.com/kVF4bkwv9h
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) April 7, 2019