The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to the Justice Department on Friday morning, demanding the entire unredacted report by special counsel Robert Mueller, including the grand jury material and all underlying evidence.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said his committee is “entitled” to read the full report and called the redactions — which make up 36 pages of the 400-plus page report — “significant.”
“We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case,” he said in a statement. “Even the redacted version of the report outlines serious instances of wrongdoing by President Trump and some of his closest associates. It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward.”
Nadler said he was willing to work with the DOJ to reach a “reasonable accommodation” to access the 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.”
The committee gave the DOJ a deadline of May 1.
We knew that House Democrats intended to subpoena the DOJ for the full report on Friday, just a day after Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the report to Congress and the public. In a letter to both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, Barr said he would provide congressional leadership with a less redacted version of the report starting Monday.
Nadler: subpoena for full unredacted report coming in "next couple of hours" pic.twitter.com/12EChxmKA1
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