House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has issued a subpoena to obtain the full, unredacted Mueller report.
Nadler has asked for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to comply with the subpoena, which is a request to produce evidence under a penalty for failure, by May 1.
The request asks for grand jury evidence, which is normally secret and was blacked out in the report, and will likely spark a legal battle over whether the material should be released.
This morning, @HouseJudiciary has issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice for the full the Mueller report and the underlying materials. DOJ is required to comply with that subpoena by May 1. pic.twitter.com/nzu9O5CC36
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) April 19, 2019
I am open to working with the Department to reach a reasonable accomodation for access to these materials, Nadler wrote.
However I cannot accent any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight, and constitutional accountability.
He continued: the redaction appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case.
Nadler teased the subpoena on Good Morning America on Friday, saying that he expected to issue the legal inquiry withing a couple hours.
The request comes one day after the redacted report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was released, which failed to prosecute Donald Trump on obstruction of justice, but did not exonerate the president.
If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state, the report said.
However, we are unable to reach that judgment. The evidence we obtained about the Presidents actions and inRead More – Source