Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Dems Plan To Subpoena Full Mueller Report Day After Redacted Version Released

Dems Plan To Subpoena Full Mueller Report Day After Redacted Version Released

Jerry Nadler of NY, is poised to try to compel Barr to turn over an unredacted copy as well as the report's underlying investigative files.

"Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction", Mr. Trump tweeted.

But of all the people looking forward to/dreading the Mueller report's release, Trump himself might be the most conflicted.

Yet a former White House official told The Washington Times that the president's team isn't expecting anything that will change the narrative that Mr. Trump was investigated for two years without prosecutors touching him. "I'm willing to work with the Judiciary Committee on that".

"In the absence of a bombshell piece of news showing up in the redacted report, the political science would suggest more of what we have seen so far: Democrats will continue to perceive all sorts of malfeasance [and] Republicans will continue to avoid seeing it that way", Hetherington said.

Barr said he will redact information related to investigations connected to the Mueller probe that are still underway.

The U.S. Justice Department will release on Thursday a redacted version of the almost 400-page report of special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election aimed at helping Donald Trump win the presidency. Second, CNN reports that aides anticipate a post-Mueller meltdown from the president, upon the probability that the special counsel's findings conflict with his claims of "total exoneration".

Sources say the initial response will look much as it did when Mueller first transmitted the report to Barr late last month, which was expressing relief over Barr's general conclusions.

Members of the communications staff are also likely to make the rounds on television to speak about the report's release and defend the president.


Barr said he would examine the details of how the FBI's counterintelligence investigation began.

In fact, he has had 60 such question-and-answer sessions while heading to the chopper since taking office, according to Martha Joynt Kumar, a presidential scholar who specializes in White House interactions with the press and presidential transitions.

The victory lap was deliberately premature, they said. Barr's letter, for instance, hinted that there would be at least one unknown action by the president that Mueller examined as a possible act of obstruction. "It may have been premature" and later reported that "some Trump allies are concerned that the president was too quick to declare complete triumph and they're pushing the White House to launch a pre-emptive attack".

Some of those current and former officials reportedly have asked the Justice Department if their names will be redacted in the public report. "It was a big con job and everybody knows it..." "The reason for this is because Republicans and Democrats in the electorate hate the other side so much".

Barr, a Trump appointee as the country's top law enforcement official, said last week he believes that top American intelligence agencies spied on the Trump campaign. Congressional Democrats cite precedent from previous investigations in saying they want to see it all. "Just in time for Easter, it will be a insane quilt of colors created to cover up key facts and, nearly more important, break the flow - and diminish the power - of the Mueller Report as written", tweeted Elizabeth de la Vega, who served as a federal prosecutor for more than two decades.

Barr also said he would redact any information in the report that pertains to ongoing investigations stemming from the special counsel's original probe.

The poll shows that even with the Mueller probe complete, 53% say Congress should continue to investigate Trump's ties with Russian Federation, while 45% say Congress should not.

"And there can't be anything there, because there was no crime, there was no anything", Trump told the ABC affiliate station.

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