Subpoena Over Mueller Report May Come This Week According to Democrats
Democrats eager to see the findings of the Mueller Report placed a deadline of April 2nd on AG William Barr. Barr, who says he will release a redacted report in Mid-April, does not seem willing to meet that deadline.
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will not take the AG’s decision laying down. He has released a statement that calls for Barr to hold to the April 2nd deadline. If the request is not met, Democrats may subpoena for the information.
Nadler wrote, “As I informed the Attorney General earlier this week, Congress requires the full and complete Mueller report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence, by April 2nd. The deadline still stands.”
Read my response to AG Barr's latest letter here: pic.twitter.com/NmuFkWBE0N
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 29, 2019
Nadler also called out Barr for what he sees as attempts to suppress the information. He notes the AG’s, “rapid decision that the evidence developed was insufficient to establish an obstruction of justice offense.”
Dick Durbin (D), a senator from Illinois, told Meet the Press, “William Barr believes that he can take his time and redact the 300- or 400-page report from Bob Mueller. I think it’s long overdue for him to apply to Court to get a waiver when it comes to grand jury information and then to produce this report in its entirety for the Congress.”
Republicans, however, believe it is Barr’s right to do as he sees fit. White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, told ABC, “If Mr. Barr wants to show it to Congress first, he’s going to do that. If he’s going to redact part of it, he is going to do that. If he’s not, he’s going to do that. This is how the system is supposed to work.”
Barr is unlikely to deliver the report to the Democrats by April 2nd and this battle is likely to rage on through the coming months.