WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Friday that he has issued a subpoena for the full version of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“I have issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice for the full version of the Mueller report and underlying evidence. The Department is required to comply with that subpoena by May 1.,” Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
He added: “I am open to working with the Department to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials, however I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight and constitutional responsibilities.”
DoJ released a redacted version of Mueller’s report on Thursday. The report is the product of a 22-month-long investigation.
Mueller said in his report that he did not find any evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Mueller did not make a determination as to whether obstruction had occurred.
Attorney General William Barr relayed the report’s findings at a news conference about 90 minutes before the release. Barr reiterated that portions of the report would be redacted to protect national security interests as well as the identities of people who were interviewed but not charged.
Shortly after Barr spoke, Nadler sent him a letter that requested he testify before the Judiciary Committee no later than May 23.
Barr had already agreed to testify before the committee on May 2.
Earlier this month the committee voted to authorize subpoenas for the report. Authorization of a subpoena means the chair may issue it at his or her discretion.