WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning voted to authorize subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The motion passed 24-17.
All Democrats voted yes. All Republicans voted no.
Authorization of a subpoena means the chair may issue it at his or her discretion.
Attorney General William Barr said Friday that he expects to release a redacted version of the 400-page report by mid-April or sooner. Several days earlier, Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) wrote Barr asking that the full report be released by Tuesday, April 2.
Barr sent a letter to key lawmakers on Capitol Hill on March 24 that said Mueller did not find any evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the special counsel’s 22-month investigation.
In his letter, Barr said that while Mueller’s report did not uncover any evidence that Trump may have broken the law, “it also does not exonerate him.”
Barr has said he will confer with the Department of Justice as to what aspects of the report can be made public.
Barr has offered to testify before Congress next month.