Robert Mueller could be subpoenaed by Congress if the Trump Justice Department prematurely ends the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday.
“We could subpoena the final report. We could subpoena Mueller and ask him in front of the committee ‘what was in your final report?'” Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Nadler will take over as chairman of the House judiciary panel in January.
Nadler and his fellow Democrats have expressed concern that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will stifle Mueller’s investigation, which is reportedly in its final phases. Mueller and his team have reportedly started writing a final report of the investigation, which has lasted 18 months.
Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions was forced to resign on Wednesday. President Donald Trump had for months railed against Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
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