Democrats Plan Wednesday Vote to Subpoena Mueller Report

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) announced the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Wednesday vote to subpoena the Mueller report from Attorney General Bill Barr.

Although Barr has indicated he intends to provide a redacted report sometime in the next two weeks, Democrats set this Tuesday as the deadline to receive "the full and complete Special Counsel report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence."

Nadler chairs the Judiciary Committee, and is joined by five other committee chairs in making the demands for the documents.

Special Counsel Mueller turned over his report, now known to be more than 300 pages long, to the attorney general on Friday March 22. Two days later, Barr provided his four page summary to members of Congress, which highlighted the key outcome of the Mueller report, namely, neither Trump nor any member of his campaign colluded with members of the Russian government to aid the campaign in 2016.

Additionally, the committee will take up votes on subpoenaing five individuals from the administration: Don McGahn, Steven Bannon, Hope Hicks, Reince Priebus and Ann Donaldson.

"All of these individuals were sent document requests on March 4, 2019, as part of the House Judiciary Committee's investigation into the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his administration," a press release from the committee noted.

Attorney General Barr has said extra time needed to turn over the report to Congress in order to redact grand jury information and other potential sensitive materials.