US House issues subpoena for full Mueller report

WASHINGTON, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives Jerrold Nadler issued on Friday a subpoena for the full Mueller report and underlying evidence related to the Special Counsel’s investigation. “I have issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice for the full version of the Mueller report and the underlying evidence,” Chairman Nadler said in a statement, noting, “The Department is required to comply with that subpoena by May 1.

“I am open to working with the Department to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials; however I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight and constitutional accountability.

“My Committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice. “The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case,” Nadler explained. “Even the redacted version of the report outlines serious instances of wrongdoing by President Trump and some of his closest associates. “It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward,” he stressed.

Yesterday, the Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the Congress, saying that Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Mueller report has caused “a crisis of confidence.” On Wednesday, April 3, the Democrat-led Judiciary Committee passed a resolution on a 24-17 party line vote to authorize a subpoena for an unredacted copy of the report and all evidence from the two-year investigation.

Source: Kuwait News Agency