Congress The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation demanding more details from the Justice Department on the obstruction of justice investigation into President Donald Trump. The straightforward result belied an odd partisan dance that led a Democratic panel to embrace a GOP proposal on one of the most divisive issues in Washington.Story Continued Below Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, introduced the measure last week — before it was known that special counsel Robert Mueller would be finalizing his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Though Mueller’s findings remain secret, Attorney General William Barr indicated Mueller opted not to charge Trump or any associates with conspiring with Russians. Mueller also explicitly chose to “not exonerate” Trump from an obstruction of justice inquiry, Barr revealed, and Democrats have clamored for Barr to provide the full report to Congress to understand how Mueller arrived at that decision. Collins’ measure calls for details about the origins of the obstruction probe, which was opened by former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. The proposal also seeks information about conversations between McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about “wearing a recording device or preparing in any… Read full this story
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