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Rep. Jerry Nadler, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, said it would amount to a “cover-up” if Attorney General William Barr fails to release the entire special counsel’s report along with the underlying evidence that led Robert Mueller to his conclusions.
Because the Justice Department believes by law that a sitting president cannot be indicted, Congress needs to be able to see the Mueller report to fulfill its constitutional oversight duty, the New York Democrat said on Sunday.
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“If that is the case, and they can’t hold him accountable, the only institution that can hold a president accountable is Congress, and Congress, therefore, needs the evidence and information,” Nadler said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“And for the (DOJ) to take the position that we’re not going to give information because he’s not indicted like a normal person who’s not indicted because of lack of evidence, is equivalent to a cover-up and subverts the only ability to hold the president accountable,” Nadler added. “And the president no more than anybody else cannot be above the law.”
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Mueller turned in the report of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump or his...
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