Both the House Intelligence Committee’s Democratic chairman and the Republican ranking member want to subpoena the Justice Department for special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony and briefing materials from his investigation according to The Daily Beast.
On April 25, Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray to say that the “Department of Justice and the FBI failed to keep the Committee ‘fully and currently informed’” of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence from Mueller’s report.
“In addition to the complete unredacted report, the Committee’s request includes all classified and unclassified evidence and information obtained or generated by the Special Counsel’s Office that may relate to foreign intelligence or counterintelligence matters,” the letter reads.
The request also asks for information regarding “efforts by the Russian government to contact Americans in furtherance of Russian intelligence objectives,” and says it is “unique and distinct from the House Judiciary Committee’s independent interest in obtaining the unredacted report and underlying evidence.”
Schiff and Nunes gave a May 2 deadline and warned that “the Committee will have no choice but to resort to compulsory process on Friday, May 3 to compel production of documents responsive to the Committee’s request” if the deadline is missed.
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