A Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said Wednesday the panel is asking Attorney General William P. Barr to commit a crime by turning over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and the supporting evidence.
“The committee, by making this insistence and issuing this subpoena, is telling the attorney general of the United States to commit a crime because it is a crime for anyone to disclose grand jury information at anyone else,” said Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin Republican.
Mr. Sensenbrenner scolded Democratic committee members for pursuing a contempt vote against Mr. Barr for balking at their request for the full Mueller report.
“It is absolutely shocking that the majority of this committee is going to ask the chief law enforcement officer of the United States to commit a crime,” he continued. “Shocking.”
Mr. Sensenbrenner also cautioned that turning over the full report to Congress will result in it being leaked to the press and winding up on the front page of every newspaper in the country.
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