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Breaking: Desperate Dems Subpoena Full, Unredacted Mueller Report

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued a subpoena for the “complete and unredacted” Mueller report just one day after the Attorney General released the redacted version to the public, according to Fox News.

The subpoena reads, “This includes, but is not limited to, all summaries, exhibits, indices, tables of contents or other tables or figures, appendices, supplements, addenda or any other attachments whether written or attached in a separate electronic format.”

According to NBC News, Nadler said the Department of Justice must hand over the document by May 1.

“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 accountability,” the congressman said this morning.

Democrats Launch Hysterical Attacks on AG Barr, Call on Mueller to Testify

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed Attorney General William Barr for his “partisan” response to the Mueller report and called on the Special Counsel to testify before Congress.

In a joint statement released early this morning, the congressional leaders said:

Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality.  We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. The American people deserve to hear the truth.” 

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler also attacked Barr in a press conference last night where he accused the attorney general of “waging a media campaign on behalf of President Trump.”

“Rather than letting the facts of the report speak for themselves, the attorney general has taken unprecedented steps to spin Mueller’s nearly 2 year investigation,” said Nadler.

“The fact that the attorney general is not releasing even the redacted report to Congress until after his press conference will again result in the report being presented through his own words, rather than the words of special counsel Mueller,” the congressman continued.

Mueller to Testify? GOP Rep Calls on Nadler to Invite Special Counsel to Congress

Top House Judiciary Committee Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA) is calling on chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to ask Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress rather than focus on testimony from Attorney General William Barr.

In a letter to Nadler today, Collins wrote “If you seek both transparency and for the American public to learn the full contours of the Special Counsel’s investigation, public testimony from Special Counsel Mueller himself is undoubtedly the best way to accomplish this goal.”

“To that end, Special Counsel Mueller should be invited to testify before the Committee during the week of April 22. Although the House is expected to be in recess that week, I think we can agree this business is too important to wait, and Members of the Committee will surely return to Washington at such a critical moment in our country’s history,” the letter states.

The Hill reports: The GOP lawmaker’s letter comes after Democrats on the panel voted last week along party lines to authorize a subpoena for Mueller’s investigative report as well as the underlying evidence used in the investigation. While Nadler has said he will give Barr time to turn over the final, unredacted report to Congress before issuing the subpoena, he has not provided a timeline on the matter. Nadler also signaled to reporters last week that he is interested in having Mueller testify, but he indicated he wants to see the full report before making such decisions.

Collins insists Mueller is the best person to testify about the Trump-Russia investigation.

His letter continues, “Attorney General Barr was never a part of this investigation, and instead simply reviewed the Special Counsel’s final report and has provided Congress, so far, with the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions. While he can testify surrounding his decision to provide the Committee with principal conclusions, it is Special Counsel Mueller who is best-positioned to testify regarding the underlying facts and material in which you are so interested.”

Collins states that Democrats’ calls for Barr to release the unredacted Mueller report would force the Attorney General to violate the law.

“You and your fellow Democrats created an untenable but politically convenient situation: force Attorney General William P. Barr to break the law to comply with your subpoena or label him as part of a cover-up if he does not,” Collins writes.

For the full report, click HERE.

Bongino: Desperate Democrats Using Police-State Tactics to Investigate Trump

Last week the unfounded allegations that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election completely collapsed. But congressional Democrats are nevertheless pushing forward in a desperate search for evidence of wrongdoing against the president, using tactics reminiscent of the Soviet secret police under dictator Josef Stalin.

One of the central tenets of the unfounded collusion allegations against Trump is the claim that Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, had gone to Prague in the Czech Republic to coordinate the supposed collusion and conspiracy with the Russians. But Cohen debunked that in his congressional testimony last week, saying he has never been to Prague.

So now House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York and his fellow Trump-hating Democrats are moving on from the collusion allegations to obstruction of justice allegations against the president. If they can’t pin collusion on President Trump, the Democrats will go on a massive fishing investigation to find something – anything – to accuse him of.

Nadler’s claim is that Trump obstructed the collusion investigation. The obstruction charge would seem to indicate that the Democrats have evidence that the president took steps to stop the FBI from investigating him.

But there is no evidence of crimes that can be used in a case against the president. Instead, the Democrats are clearly targeting President Trump looking for crimes.

What is happening now only reinforces a police-state attitude that investigations by Congress and law enforcement agencies can target people instead of crimes. Why? Because Donald Trump didn’t commit any crimes….

For Dan’s full op-ed, visit FoxNews.com.

Acting AG Whitaker Hearing Erupts After Ranking GOP Member Calls it “Pointless”

Today’s ongoing House Judiciary Committee hearing for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was slammed as “pointless” and a form of “character assassination” by ranking GOP member Doug Collins (GA).

“This hearing is a character assassination on Acting Attorney General Whitaker, all pure political theater, to go after the president,” said Collins in his opening statement.

The congressman pointed out that Whitaker’s tenure was coming to a close. “By next Thursday, Bill Barr will be attorney general,” said Collins. “This gentleman is finishing up his term as acting attorney general.”

The congressman who then asked the committee to vote to abruptly end the hearing. The committee proceeded to vote, however the measure did not pass and the hearing went on as planned.

Fox News reports:

“The hearing follows an intense back and forth between the Justice Department and the Judiciary Committee a day earlier.

The Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to give [chairman Jerrold] Nadler the authority to issue a subpoena if necessary, despite Whitaker having already agreed to appear before the panel voluntarily.

Nadler made clear early Thursday that he did not want to have to subpoena Whitaker, but said a “series of troubling events” suggested it would be better for him to be prepared with that authority, just in case he decided not to show up for the hearing.

But Whitaker then warned he would not show up unless lawmakers dropped the threat.”

Whitaker wrote Nadler, “Consistent with longstanding practice, I remain willing to appear to testify tomorrow, provided that the Chairman assures me that the Committee will not issue a subpoena today or tomorrow and that the Committee will engage in good faith negotiations before taking such a step down the road.”

Nadler responded hours later, writing if Whitaker was “prepared to respond to questions from our members, then I assure you there will be no need for the committee to issue a subpoena on or before February 8.”

Watch Collins’ opening statement below:

For the full story, click HERE.