Rachel Maddow sounded the alarm on Tuesday, saying that attorney general William Barr is trying to redact the hell out of Robert Mueller‘s report before letting Congress see the complete 400-page document.
The MSNBC host said Democrats expect that “the Mueller report is going to be redacted within an inch of its life on the grounds that it contains a ton of grand jury information, which William Barr is taking it upon himself to cut out.”
Maddow slammed the AG for concealing grand jury information instead of disclosing it to Congress, which is what happened during Watergate and other similar investigations.
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What [Democrats are] surmising from Barr’s comments to them thus far is that the Mueller report is going to be redacted within an inch of its life on the grounds that it contains a ton of grand jury information, which William Barr is taking it upon himself to cut out, not only before he shows to it to the public, but before he even shows it to Congress. The Democrats want him instead to get a court order allowing for that grand jury information to be disclosed. That is what happened in Watergate. That is what happened in the Ken Starr report. That is what has happened in every other investigation like this. That is what the Democrats in Congress would like to happen now. So far, no response on that from the attorney general whatsoever.
Subpoenas are about to fly
Luckily, Democrats are not powerless. They are already gearing up for a fight to have the Mueller report handed over to Congress and the American public.
As House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said on Tuesday, Democrats are planning to subpoena the Mueller report and the underlying evidence this week if William Barr doesn’t hand over the unredacted document.
Democrats aren’t afraid to go to the mat in order to get the complete Mueller report, and recent polling shows that the American people are with them.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.