Subpoena for Mueller Report and Documents Approved by House Judiciary Committee – The New York Times

They included Donald F. McGahn II, a former White House counsel; Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist; Hope Hicks, a former White House communications director; Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff; and Annie Donaldson, a deputy of Mr. McGahn.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the committee’s action.

Mr. Barr wrote in a letter to Mr. Nadler and other congressional leaders last week that he intended to give Congress a redacted version of the report by mid-April and would not share it with the White House before then.

Mr. Barr said that officials from the department and the special counsel’s office were scrubbing the document of four categories of information: classified material, secret grand jury testimony, details pertinent to law enforcement investigations and statements “that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties.”

That final category is so broad that House Democrats, who initially set an April 2 deadline for Mr. Barr’s delivery, have repeatedly said they will view as suspect anything short of an unredacted report and the evidence collected. During Wednesday’s hearing, Mr. Nadler argued that Republicans set the precedent for the subpoena during the last Congress, and they supported Democrats’ requests for documents and information during the investigations of Bill Clinton and Richard M. Nixon.


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