(NBC News) The House Judiciary Committee has voted to authorize subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full and unredacted report on the Russia Investigation.
House Democrats wanted the report by April 2nd, a deadline the Justice Department missed and Republicans call “arbitrary.”
Attorney General William Barr has promised to deliver the report by mid-April, if not sooner, after making what he calls “necessary redactions” including grand jury material, which is secret by law, and material from ongoing investigations.
The committee chair, Democrat Jerry Nadler, has not said when, or if, he will send the subpoenas, saying he wants to give Barr time to “change his mind.”
“It’s a political stunt,” says Senator Lindsey Graham, one of President Trump’s closest allies. “It’s not like you’re aren’t going to hear from Barr. You are, I just think in a more logical way.”
President Trump initially called for the report’s release, saying “I have nothing to hide,” but later tweeted “no matter what information is given to Democrats – it will never be enough.”