Nadler Subpoenas Justice Department For Unredacted Version of Mueller Report – With Underlying Grand Jury Evidence
Rep. Jerry Nadler
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Friday subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted version of Mueller’s report, including the underlying grand jury evidence and testimony.
Rep. Nadler is one of the select members of Congress who is allowed to view a less redacted version of Mueller’s report, however it still won’t include grand jury evidence and testimony.
The subpoena demands the documents by May 1st, reported Politico.
“My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice,” Nadler said in a statement. “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.”
Nadler also accused Bill Barr on Friday of ‘whitewashing’ Mueller’s report with redactions.
Rep. Doug Collins, a top Republican Congressman on the Judiciary Committee said Nadler’s subpoena is seeking documents that “by law, can’t be shared outside of the Justice Department.”
“[The subpoena] commands the department to provide Congress with millions of records that would be plainly against the law to share because the vast majority of these documents came as a result of nearly 2,800 subpoenas from a grand jury that is still ongoing,” Rep. Collins said in a statement.
Mueller’s 448-page, lightly redacted report was released Thursday morning.
Mueller concluded that Donald Trump did not conspire with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, however, he punted the obstruction of justice issue to Attorney General Bill Barr and DAG Rod Rosenstein.
Barr and Rosenstein concluded that Trump did not obstruct justice after reviewing Mueller’s ’10 episodes’ of potential obstruction.
Mueller’s team of angry Democrat donors desperately tried to pin obstruction charges on President Trump and failed.
The Democrat-media complex is now obsessing over the ‘potential obstruction charges’ outlined in Mueller’s report and will no doubt be using that as a vehicle for impeachment.
“It takes Mueller 8 pages (Vol II 159-167) to explain why a 2002 law makes Trump’s actions ‘obstruction.’ Barr predicted it last year; called it an iffy reading of law. So Vol I is a tale of collusion that didn’t happen, and Vol II is based on law that arguably doesn’t apply…” Byron York said.
It takes Mueller 8 pages (Vol II 159-167) to explain why a 2002 law makes Trump's actions 'obstruction.' Barr predicted it last year; called it an iffy reading of law. So Vol I is a tale of collusion that didn't happen, and Vol II is based on law that arguably doesn't apply…
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 19, 2019