Lawmakers must get special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, and subpoenas must be authorized before Attorney General William Barr turns over his redacted version of it, Rep. Katherine Clark, vice-chair of the House Democratic Caucus, said Monday while responding to news that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler plans to subpoena the document.
"The way to do it is to be very clear with Attorney General Barr that we're not going to just rely on the Barr report, but we need to see the underlying evidence and the full report from Mr. Mueller," the Massachusetts Democrat told CNN's "New Day. "I think the clear message that the Judiciary Committee is sending is that we're serious about an April 2nd deadline."
There have been concerns that the report could contain grand jury material, but Clark noted that in the past, such items have been waived to allow members of the Judiciary Committee to see it.
"We are able to negotiate keeping classified information, grand jury information, if necessary, out of the public realm," said Clark.
She also commented on President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the Mexican border, calling it another example of a failed policy and priorities.
"This entire presidency is built on the lie that migrant families are the greatest threat to our national security and that Mexico will pay for a wall to keep them out and that will protect American families and our economy," said Clark. "That's the fundamental misrepresentation of this presidency."
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