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House Intel Committee subpoenas DOJ for Mueller report

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Reps. Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice on Wednesday evening for "all counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials in the probe, the full report, and underlying evidence," within the Mueller report, with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) tweeting: "We will not be obstructed."

The backdrop: On April 25, Schiff and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sent a letter to the Justice Department reiterating their demand for special counsel Robert Mueller to brief the committee about his counterintelligence findings — threatening "compulsory process" if the department does not comply.

Adam Schiff, Devin Nunes demand Mueller brief House Intelligence Committee

Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff
Reps. Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sent a joint request to the Department of Justice on March 27 requesting that special counsel Robert Mueller brief their committee and provide "all materials, regardless of form and classification, obtained or produced" during his 2-year investigation.

Why it matters: The joint letter, obtained first by The Daily Beast and sent just 3 days after Attorney General Bill Barr released his "principal conclusions" of Mueller's findings, marks a rare show of unity from the top 2 officials on the House Intelligence Committee. Nunes has previously dismissed the Mueller report as a "partisan document" that he is no interest in reading, while Schiff has been extremely vocal in his demands for Barr to release the full report and the underlying evidence.