The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is reiterating his demand that Attorney General William Barr provide Congress with the complete, unredacted report submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian election interference rather than a copy scrubbed of grand jury testimony and classified information.
A short time after Barr announced he would provide Congress a redacted copy of Mueller’s report by the middle of April, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., pushed back hard.
“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 2. That deadline still stands,” Nadler said in a statement.
“As I also informed him, rather than expend valuable time and resources trying to keep certain portions of this report from Congress, he should work with us to request a court order to release any and all grand jury information to the House Judiciary Committee — as has occurred in every similar investigation in the past.”
Nadler claimed “ample precedent” exists for the DOJ to provide unredacted documents that have been requested by committees on Capitol Hill.
Nadler and other Democrats are particularly interested in why Mueller was unable to definitively say whether or not President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Trump and his campaign were cleared of conspiring with the Russians to win the 2016 election, but his critics are still demanding to see Mueller’s entire report.
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