CAPITOL HILL – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced Monday that the committee is slated to vote Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“As I have made clear, Congress requires the full and complete Special Counsel report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence,” Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
The committee reportedly also will vote to authorize subpoenas for former Trump administration officials Hope Hicks, Reince Priebus, Ann Donaldson, Steven Bannon and Don McGahn.
Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) slammed Nadler’s decision.
It’s unfortunate that a body meant to uphold the law has grown so desperate that it’s patently misrepresenting the law, even as the attorney general has already demonstrated transparency above and beyond what is required. #MuellerReport pic.twitter.com/tpmF3aqkzM
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) April 1, 2019
Attorney General William Barr said Friday that he expects to release a redacted version of the 400-page report by mid-April or sooner. Barr’s announcement was preceded by a request by Nadler to release the report by Tuesday.
Barr sent a letter to key lawmakers on Capitol Hill on March 24 that said Mueller did not find any evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the special counsel’s 22-month investigation.
In his letter, Barr said that while Mueller’s report did not uncover any evidence that Trump may have broken the law, “it also does not exonerate him.”
Barr has said he will confer with the Department of Justice as to what aspects of the report can be made public.