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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Democrats Prepare Subpoenas for Full Muller Report

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7Dnews London - AP

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:55 GMT

The House Judiciary Committee intends to prepare subpoenas on Wednesday April 3rd for the release of the full report of special counsel Robert Mueller on Russia, so is likely to miss the April 2nd deadline set by Democrats for the report to be made public.

AP reports that the chairmen of several House committees had called for the full report last week after Attorney General William William Barr issued a four-page summary providing its ‘principal conclusions.’

Democrats said they would not accept an incomplete or redacted version of the report, which Barr prepared.

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, Barr said on Friday that a redacted version of the full 300-page report would be released by mid-April "if not sooner."

The committee's vote will not automatically issue subpoenas, but will authorize House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, to send them.

Barr had gone more than Muller himself, declaring that Muller's evidence was not sufficient to prove that Trump obstructed justice to impede the investigation.

The committee will also vote to authorize subpoenas related to a number of President Donald Trump's senior ex-advisors, including strategist Steve Bannon, Communications Director Hope Hicks, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, White House Counsel Donald McGahn and counsel Ann Donaldson. The five were key witnesses in Mueller's probe of possible obstruction of justice and were sent document requests by the Judiciary panel last month.

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