House Democrats Are Prepared to Subpoena the Mueller Report

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House Democrats Are Prepared to Subpoena the Mueller Report

Upon learning that the Mueller Report was more than 300 pages long, House Democrats issued a deadline of Tuesday, April 2 for Attorney General William Barr to send them the document. That is clearly not going to happen—Barr is redacting huge swaths of the report, and for obvious reasons is in no rush—and Democrats are getting angry, per the AP:

Through the day, tempers were rising on Capitol Hill.

Shaking her fist for emphasis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Barr’s summary, which cleared Trump of campaign collusion with Russia and criminal obstruction of Mueller’s federal probe, was “condescending” and “arrogant.”

“Mr. Attorney General,” she said, “show us the report and we’ll come to our own conclusions.” She asked what Trump and the Republicans were afraid of and mocked them as “scaredy-cats.”

Meanwhile, Trump is crowing his way across America, dropping lines like this one at his Thursday Michigan rally: “After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is dead.”

It’s looking more and more likely that Democrats will have to resort to the subpoena, since they’re getting nothing more than trickles from Barr:

Barr has said he’ll provide Congress with at least a partial version in April and told Nadler he would agree to testify before his committee.

Trump himself has signaled his willingness to “just let it go” and release the whole document, but whether that’s his true sentiment or just a pose while his people work behind the scenes to delay and obfuscate remains to be seen.