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Department of Justice Responds to House Subpoenas for Unredacted Mueller Report

On several occasions, it has been noted that Democrats are engaging more in political theater than politics, as was the case with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) issuing subpoenas to Barr for an unredacted version of the Mueller report.

It has also been noted that in most cases, the Justice Department treats those subpoenas as nothing more than scrap paper.

As predicted, the Justice Department has completely dismissed Nadler’s subpoenas, calling them both “premature and unnecessary.”

Political Theater

Attorney General Barr has gone out of his way to be cooperative with Democrats on this issue.

We recently learned he actually offered to let Democrat leadership see a version of the Mueller report with fewer redactions.

Rather than accept his offer, though, Democrats refused so they could throw more shade on the Attorney General to make it appear as though he was doing something wrong.

Immediately after the redacted Mueller report was issued, Nadler moved forward with issuing subpoenas he already had approved in the House.

After the subpoenas were issued, the Justice Department issued a statement:

“Congressman Nadler’s subpoena is premature and unnecessary.

“The Department will continue to work with Congress to accommodate its legitimate requests consistent with the law and long-recognized executive branch interests.”

Nothing but Grandstanding

The grandstanding and political theater by Democrats has not gone unnoticed in the Republican camp.

One Republican that has to deal with Nadler on a daily basis, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), quickly called out Nadler and agreed with the Justice Department.

Collins expressed his displeasure with his House Judiciary Chair on Twitter.

Collins stated, “This is ridiculous.

“AG Barr gives Democrats unprecedented accommodations, and they refuse them hours after Chairman Nadler subpoenas those same answers.

“They’ve had 30 hours with the #MuellerReport and realize the more information they get, the more bitter it tastes.”

Per the subpoenas, the Justice Department has until May 1 to comply with the order.

Those subpoenas, however, are more likely to end up in the bottom of a kitty litter box than on Barr’s desk to be fulfilled.

Source: Washington Examiner

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