House Judiciary Committee Votes to Subpoena Robert Mueller's Full Report

House Judiciary Committee Votes to Subpoena Robert Mueller's Full Report

House Judiciary Committee Votes to Subpoena Robert Mueller's Full Report

Meanwhile, the Justice Department on Thursday pushed back on a separate report, published by The Washington Post, which stated that Barr did not release summary information that the special counsel team prepared and deemed appropriate for release.

The statement came as Barr confronts concerns that his four-page letter summarizing Mueller's conclusions unduly sanitized the full report in President Donald Trump's favor, including on the key question of whether the president obstructed justice.

Republican Representative Jim Sensenbrenner said he would be willing to join legal action to obtain the grand jury material and predicted other Republicans would as well, noting that the House voted overwhelmingly last month for the full report's release to Congress. Neither news report gets very specific about what parts of Barr's letter the members of the investigation had issues with, though the Post said investigators had found "alarming and significant" evidence against Trump for obstruction of justice.

Mr Barr also said Mr Mueller also did not reach a conclusion on whether Mr Trump had illegally interfered with the Russian Federation investigation, which has cast a shadow over his presidency.

Trump initially said he would support releasing Mueller's full report without redactions. Nadler said he will give Barr time to change his mind on redactions, but if they can not reach an agreement they will issue the subpoenas "in very short order". "We also believe that these individuals may have turned this information over to their private attorneys", Nadler said.

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to give its chairman, Rep. For days, he has pronounced the outcome of the investigation a "complete and total exoneration" and called for the Justice Department and his allies on Capitol Hill to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for opening the inquiry.

About 84 percent of USA voters favored making the entire report public, including 75 percent of Republicans, in a Quinnipiac University poll released March 26.

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More than 16,000 people have signed up to protest outside the White House, NBC News reported.

The attorney general also said Mueller did not conclude that the president illegally interfered with the investigation, but added that he was also not exonerated.

Trump ally Lindsey Graham, Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote on Twitter that the House panel's demand for classified information and grand jury testimony was "dangerous and ridiculous".

Barr recently told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler that he is in the process of redacting certain types of information from the almost 400-page report and intends to release the document by mid-April, if not sooner. A couple hours later, though, Mueller investigators went to the Post to point out that this spin itself is also dishonest.

"According to polling, few people seem to care about the Russian Collusion Hoax, but some Democrats are fighting hard to keep the Witch Hunt alive", Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

At stake in the dispute - the first evidence of tension between Mr. Barr and the special counsel's office - is who shapes the public's initial understanding of one of the most consequential government investigations in American history.

"The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report".

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