“Congress will not be silent” about the Mueller report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues. The next step in not being silent is that the House Judiciary Committee will be issuing a subpoena for the full, unredacted report, Rep. Jerry Nadler said Friday morning. [Update: He was very serious: Here is the subpoena to Attorney General William Barr, for “The complete and unredacted version of the report issued on or about March 22, 2019 by Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” as well as “All documents referenced in the Report” and “All documents obtained and investigative materials created by the Special Counsel’s Office.”]
Nadler laid out a full investigative process, starting with hearing from Attorney General William Barr, “who misled the country,” and special counsel Robert Mueller. “We have to hold hearings and hear from other people both on the question of obstruction of justice, whereas I said the special prosecutor invited Congress to look into that, not the attorney general. We have to look into all that. We need the entire report, unredacted, and the underlying documents in order to make informed decisions.”
For her part, Pelosi was clear that Congress won’t abdicate its authority, and that the Mueller report calls on that authority: “The Mueller report states, ‘We concluded Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,’ which ‘accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.’ Congress will not be silent.”
Yes. It would be abdicating responsibility to do anything but keep investigating.