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House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas

House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas

William BarrThe House on Tuesday approved a measure authorizing the Judiciary  Committee to take Attorney General William Barr to federal court to gain  access to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and  underlying evidence.

The legislation also empowers Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to begin  legal proceedings to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to  cooperate with the panel’s probe into whether President Donald Trump  obstructed justice.

It’s Democrats’ most aggressive step yet in their ongoing oversight  battle with the Trump administration over withheld documents and  witnesses — granting sweeping authority to committee chairs to sue the  administration in federal court to enforce their subpoenas, including  efforts to obtain Trump’s tax returns and haul Mueller’s witnesses to  Capitol Hill.

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