Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Wednesday morning that the Justice Department will turn over subpoenaed documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into 2016 Russian election meddling. DOJ officials had initially balked as recently as last week, which led Schiff to set a Wednesday deadline for the department to respond and threatened Attorney General William Barr with an “unspecified enforcement action.”
In a statement Wednesday morning Schiff said, “The Department of Justice has accepted our offer of a first step towards compliance with our subpoena, and this week will begin turning over to the Committee twelve categories of counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials as part of an initial rolling production. That initial production should be completed by the end of next week.”
“The Department has repeatedly acknowledged the Committee’s legitimate oversight interest in these materials. I look forward to, and expect, continued compliance by the Department so we can do our vital oversight work,” he added.
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