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Posted on 04/01/2019 4:12:27 PM PDT by jazusamo
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on a resolution that would authorize subpoenas relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. If passed, the Committee would subpoena President Donald Trump's former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, former Communications Director Hope Hicks, former White House Counsel Don McGahn, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and McGhan's former Chief of Staff Ann Donaldson, the Daily Mail reported.
The decision comes after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and five other Democratic Committee Chairmen sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr formally requesting the full Mueller report.
"Each of our committees is currently engaged in oversight activities that go directly to the President's conduct, his attempts to interfere with federal and congressional investigations, his relations and communications with the Russian government and other foreign powers, and/or other alleged instances of misconduct," the letter reads.
According to the Committee Chairmen, Barr's summary is "not sufficient for Congress, as a coequal branch of government, to perform this critical work."
Barr told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that he was actively working to provide a full redacted report to Congress. He expected the report to be ready in mid-April, although it could come earlier.
But a redacted version is far from what Congress wants.
"We the members of the Judiciary Committee, the House of Representatives and the entire American public are still waiting to see that report. We will not wait much longer," Chairman Nadler said in an opinion piece in the New York Times. " We have an obligation to read the full report, and the Department of Justice has an obligation to provide it, in its entirely, without delay. If the department is unwilling to produce the full report voluntarily, then we will do everything in our power to secure it for ourselves."
Nadler explains why Democrats continually push for the full Mueller report to be released:
The entire reason for appointing the special counsel was to protect the investigation from political influence. By offering us his version of events in lieu of the report, the attorney general, a recent political appointee, undermines the work and the integrity of his department. He also denies the public the transparency it deserves. We require the full report the special counsels words, not the attorney generals summary or a redacted version.
We require the report, first, because Congress, not the attorney general, has a duty under the Constitution to determine whether wrongdoing has occurred. The special counsel declined to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment on the question of obstruction, but it is not the attorney generals job to step in and substitute his judgment for the special counsels.
That responsibility falls to Congress and specifically to the House Judiciary Committee as it has in every similar investigation in modern history. The attorney generals recent proposal to redact the special counsels report before we receive it is unprecedented. We require the evidence, not whatever remains after the report has been filtered by the presidents political appointee.
There have been bi-partisan calls for a full release of the Mueller report. President Trump has also supported the report's full release.
Nadless is a P.O.S.
Remember when the GOP was similarly active and aggressive.
No? The GOP was scum, is scum, and rarely lifts
a pen to help the ELECTED PRESIDENT.
Sounds like it is time to fully DECLASSIFY any and all documents that pertain to FISA, Uranium One and Benghazi.
Horowitz needs to submit his findings as well.
The RATs want to rumble, by all means, let’s dance!
Just ignore any subpoenas that are issued. Obambi’s crew did that ALL. THE. TIME.
FWIW, I find it interesting that the Dems were just fine and ducky with this “investigation” / Witch Hunt running till the cows came home, but all of a sudden need to read the unredacted report right now, this minute. Seriously? Barr is following the law (novel concept). They need to pipe down and be happy with what they get - the law as I understand it does NOT require Barr to give them bumpkus.
As long as Nadler has been in Congress, it’s likely he voted to enact those laws that forbid full release
yup- darrel issa; another in the long list of spineless GOPErs..
Trying the look look they’re hiding something and we have to get it before they rewrite it, like we would do ,LOL
Democrats fought tooth and nail to keep details of the Starr report hidden. Barr needs to do what the law says he needs to do. No more, no less.
That’s my take on it also.
What do you expect from a bunch of worthless Recucklicans?
They can’t be trusted with a full, unredacted report. They leak like a sieve. Besides, it’s against the law.
Now if the Republicans would simply do what BILL CLINTON did and act like victims to this Witch hunt, they will win.
But the question is - can they do that?
Lets get this Freepathon rolling, Folks!
They just need something to keep them relevant, get the public away from AOC.
If they get the whole report it will be another thing the Trump Family can sue
And less needs to be investigated for corruption. Who is to say that he has not received bribes from Russia. I SD u spectacular many in the media have. Step one of a Black Ops.
Assert executive privelage and tell Nadless and Schiff for brains to go pound sand.
SCOTUS will uphold the executive privelage defense.
Hey, if not president Trump can declare martial law and arrest them.
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