“My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice. The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case,” said House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler as he issued a subpoena to the Justice Department to release the full Mueller report, and rejected the redacted version.
The redacted edition of the much-anticipated 400-page investigation, covering Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, as well as Donald Trump and his team’s wrongdoings and possible presidential obstruction of justice, was released in Mueller’s report on Thursday.
“Congress must get the full, unredacted report along with all the underlying materials from Special Counsel Mueller,” Nadler said. “We have to get to the bottom of this and we’ll see what happens.”
Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren became the first presidential candidate Friday to call for the US House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, citing the findings of the Russian election interference probe.
“The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help. Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack,” the Massachusetts lawmaker tweeted.
Congressional Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar have also called for an impeachment order against Trump, following the full release of Mueller’s report.
The Muellers report talks about how the potential obstruction of justice by the president only failed because members of his administration, including former FBI Director James Comey, refused to “carry out orders”