Panel Chief Schiff Delays Subpoena Following Offer By Justice Department

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Published on May 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s

Panel Chief Schiff Delays Subpoena Following Offer By Justice Department

According to a report by Reuters, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that he would refrain from enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to hand over materials relating to an investigation into Russian election interference.

The decision seems to have ended a standoff between the committee and the Justice Department for access to counterintelligence reports generated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the course of his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

On Wednesday, committee chairman, Adam Schiff, said in a statement, โ€œThe Department of Justice has accepted our offer of a first step toward 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."

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