US Department of Justice has agreed to hand key evidence gathered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller over to Congress, The New York Times reported Monday.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler stated that “these documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against president by the special counsel.”
Justice Department is expected to provide Congress with the materials later the same day, every member of the committee will have an opportunity to review the documents privately.
According to the agreement reached after long negotiations, House should now “back off holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt,” the report said.
However, vote scheduled to be held on Tuesday will still take place as Democrats want to get authorization in order to be able to go to a federal court against AG.
“We have agreed to allow the department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement. If the Department proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything that we need, then there will be no need to take further steps,” Nadler said. “If important information is held back, then we will have no choice but to enforce our subpoena in court and consider other remedies.”
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