“We need the entire report – unredacted – and the underlying documents in order to make informed decisions,” he said. “We will subpoena that entire report today …. Including the grand jury evidence.”
The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines earlier this month to authorize a subpoena for the full, unredacted Mueller report. Democrats have criticized Barr for not immediately releasing the report to Congress after the special counsel submitted it late last month, saying Barr’s decision fell far short of the typical disclosure given to lawmakers after special counsel investigations.
Barr said Thursday that he plans to provide a less redacted version of Mueller’s report to some congressional leaders in the coming weeks in an effort to address congressional requests for more transparency.
Mueller completed his investigation late last month, 22 months after he launched his probe at the direction of the Justice Department. The investigation was frequently lambasted by President Donald Trump as a “witch hunt” aimed at undermining his presidency.