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Democrats Are Pushing For The Whole Mueller Report To Be Released With NO Redactions – And Republicans Are Fuming

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You would have been forgiven for thinking that the publication of the Mueller report would finally bring an end to the whole Russia scandal, one way or the other. It is now well over two years ago since the Department of Justice commissioned former Director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller III to become a Special Counsel and investigate claims of collusion and obstruction of justice made against the Trump campaign. Now, Trump‘s entire time as President of the United States and leader of the free world has been overshadowed by this scandal, and we do not seem to be any closer to a final conclusion.

That is why Democrats in Congress are taking it upon themselves to do something about this and try to do what Mueller failed to do by bringing this matter to a close at long last. Rep. Jerry Nadler, who is extremely powerful within the House of Representatives thanks to his influential position as chair of the House Judiciary Committee, just made a major move that has Republicans and Trump defenders up in arms yet again:

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for a full, unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and all the evidence behind it, giving Attorney General William Barr a May 1 deadline to comply. “My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice,” Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York said in a statement. The excised portions of the report “appear to be significant,” he added. Nadler’s subpoena demands “all documents obtained and investigative materials created by the Special Counsel’s Office.”

Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the Judiciary panel, said Friday that Nadler was “rushing” to subpoena material before even asking the department to provide it. “As a result, today’s subpoena is wildly overbroad,” Collins said in a statement. “It 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.”

It seems to be perfectly clear what is going on here. These Republicans have plenty to hide. It follows that we need to see the Mueller report in full as soon as possible, for the sake of American democracy.


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