As Donald Trump and his hand-picked Attorney General continue to try to bamboozle the American people, Democrats in the House of Representatives are getting ready to drop the hammer by subpoenaing special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report on Wednesday.
As Politico’s Kyle Cheney reports, Democrats will vote to subpoena the Mueller report on Wednesday and are also planning to vote on subpoenas for multiple former Trump administration officials, including former political strategist Steve Bannon, former White House counsel Don McGahn, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, and former communications director Hope Hicks.
The swift move to subpoena the report comes despite assurances by Barr that he will make as much of the report available as he can by mid-April.
According to Politico, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) says he’s been “disturbed” by the way that Barr has slow-walked the release of the report, even while unilaterally declaring President Donald Trump innocent of obstruction of justice.
Nadler also slammed Barr in a scathing New York Times op-ed published Monday in which he called out the attorney general for usurping Congressional authority.
“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 argued. “He also denies the public the transparency it deserves. We require the full report — the special counsel’s words, not the attorney general’s summary or a redacted version.”
BREAKING: House Judiciary Committee planning to authorize subpoenas Wednesday for the full MUELLER report. Will also vote on subpoenas for MCGAHN, BANNON, HICKS and REINCE.
Vote would give Nadler authority to issue subpoenas at any time.
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— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 1, 2019
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