US Congress subpoenas Trump White House for full Mueller report

Minnie Murray
April 5, 2019

It was also not clear how widespread among Mueller's team, which included dozens of lawyers and investigators, are concerns about differences between Barr's summary and Mueller's report, the Times said.

In his letter, Barr said that Mueller had concluded that there was no collusion between President Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 election. Typically, grand jury details are sealed because Justice Department guidelines prohibit the release of damaging information about individuals not charged with a crime.

Mueller's team wrote the summaries "in a way that minimum redactions, if any, would have been necessary", assuming that they would be made public and there was "immediate displeasure" when they read how Barr characterized their work, a United States official told the Post.

The Washington Post: Members of Mueller's team reportedly told people close to them that they were concerned with Barr's letter because "the evidence they gathered on obstruction was alarming and significant".

The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 Wednesday morning to authorize a subpoena for the full report, as well as all "underlying evidence and related matters".

"Despite his history of support for making the Mueller report public, Trump predicted nothing would make Democrats content, citing years of wasted efforts to bring him down on collusion and obstruction charges".

Nadler nearly certainly will not issue the subpoena immediately.

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House Appropriations Committee Thursday that he has not read Mueller's report.

I'm less frustrated than Mueller's team that the Barr summary of the legal findings was to President Trump's early political advantage.


Barr said he would release a redacted copy of the report later this month.

Since the delay, the House judiciary committee have approved subpoenas to access the document. The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He is now expected to release the entire report, with some redactions, by mid-April. He also said he is prepared to go to court to get the grand jury information.

Joyce Trotman-Jordan, left, holding sign, joins other activists on April 4, 2019, during a rally in Trenton in front of City Hall in response to Attorney General William Barr's failure to release Robert Mueller's report by an April 2 deadline set by House committee chairs.

That wasn't good enough for the protesters, who assembled at more than 300 locations, including five in New Jersey and across from the White House on Thursday.

"When's the last time over this whole two year process that you remembered seeing reporting that sourced to Mueller's investigators", Maddow asked.

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, who have been defending Trump throughout the Mueller investigation, decried the Democrat majority's actions as perpetuating fabricated claims created to undermine Trump and his presidency. "Bob Mueller runs a very tight ship, and that ship does not leak", David Kris, a former assistant attorney general who worked closely with Mueller, told Vox in late 2018.

The New York Times first reported that some special counsel investigators feel that Barr did not adequately portray their findings.

Mr Mueller spent almost two years investigating allegations of Russian meddling to help Mr Trump defeat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

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