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House Judiciary Votes 24-17 To Subpoena The Full Mueller Report

House Democrats took the first big step toward obtaining the full Mueller report as the Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 to subpoena the report.

Before the vote, chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler said, “This committee has a job to do. The Constitution charges Congress with holding the president accountable for alleged official misconduct. That job requires us to evaluate the evidence for ourselves — not the attorney general’s summary, not a substantially redacted synopsis, but the full report and the underlying evidence.”

Video of the vote:

The vote was a party line vote with zero Republicans voting to give the full report to the committee. Republicans are in full protection mode for this president. If the report exonerates Trump, the vote should have been unanimous to have it released in full. The fact that Republicans voted the way that they did suggests that they know that the report does not exonerate Trump.

The next step in the process is expected to be that the White House will ignore the subpoena and force the House of Representatives to sue them for the unedited report. The authorization of the subpoenas is the beginning, not the end of the process, but the quick action of the Judiciary Committee is proof that Democrats are wasting no time in their efforts to obtain the unedited Mueller report.

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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason spent four years as a political columnist and the politics editor at 411mania.com, where he covered such issues as the Iraq War, warrantless wiretapping, and the daily workings of the American legislative process. Jason has also written for the Blogger News Network and saw his 2008 presidential election coverage quoted in over 300 newspapers worldwide. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and  Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association

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