(NBC) – Democrats in Washington are using their subpoena power to demand the unredacted Mueller report while debating among themselves how far to push their own investigations.
Dems are emboldened and zoning in on what the report says about obstruction and it’s giving them new political fuel. Now they are taking action to see everything the special counsel uncovered.
Some House republicans are slamming the action, with one calling it “wildly overbroad.”
While Mueller did not accuse President Trump of any criminal wrongdoing, the redacted report released by Attorney General William Barr details the President’s repeated attempts to impede the investigation.
For some democrats, it’s even renewing talk of impeachment.
“We certainly need to continue the investigative work to determine if there are other ways this president is compromised or are there other offenses that rise to the level of removal from office,” says Rep. Adam Schiff.
From the president’s camp, a different take. While his attorneys decided not to release a written rebuttal for now, President Trump had plenty to say on Twitter, using an expletive to describe some statements about him in Mueller’s report and calling them “fabricated and totally untrue.”
As Washington braces for a new fight, elsewhere, there are signs of Mueller fatigue.
Instead, the battle is moving to a new phase.
House democrats don’t just want the report, they want every piece of evidence from Mueller’s nearly two-years on the job, and they want it by May 1, the same day Barr is set to appear on Capitol Hill for the first of two days of testimony.