Washington – The Speaker of the House Judiciary Committee, Democrat Jerry Nadler, cited White House Attorney Don McGahn on Monday for the findings described in the report on the so-called Russian plot by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Nadler asked McGahn to testify before the committee on May 21 and provide documents on several issues before the 7th of that month.
This citation is part of the committee’s efforts to investigate in depth the possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, indicated in Mueller’s report, which was published with censored parts last week.
McGahn, who served as a White House lawyer for the period of time described in Mueller’s paper, could have direct knowledge of the president’s efforts to undermine the investigation.
Last Friday, the Judicial Committee itself issued another citation for the Justice Department to deliver the full uncensored report on the so-called Russian plot.
That same day, that department published a version with numerous deletions of the report resulting from the investigation that Mueller conducted for almost two years on the supposed links between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin, and the possible obstruction of Justice by the President.
In the document, Mueller concludes that there is “insufficient evidence to support criminal charges” related to the “numerous contacts between individuals linked to the Russian Government” and Trump’s campaign, but casts doubt on a possible obstruction of the president to Justice.
Nadler was “open to working with the Department (of Justice) to find a reasonable agreement for access to these materials.”
“However,” he added in a statement, “I can not accept any proposal that leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they struggle with their obligations of legislation, supervision and constitutional accountability.” (EFEUSA).