Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report
|Toronto Star 22 Mar 2019 at 17:24|
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They are threatening subpoenas if it is not.
The demands are setting up a potential tug of war between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration that federal judges might eventually have to referee.
Mueller turned over his long-awaited report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday.
Six Democratic House committee chairmen wrote in a letter to Barr later Friday that if Mueller has any reason to believe Trump “has engaged in criminal or other serious misconduct,” the Justice Department should not conceal it.