President Trump exerts executive privilege over the full Mueller report

Posted at 2:23 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 17:03:55-04
President Donald Trump
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democrats and Republicans continue to clash over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Justice Department says President Donald Trump has exerted executive privilege over the full Mueller report and other investigative records subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee.

CNN reports this comes just as the House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote if they should recommend Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the panel’s subpoena for the un-redacted version of the report as well as underlying evidence. The White House said Barr has released everything that he could.

The House Judiciary Committee has been negotiating a date for Mueller to testify. A Justice Department official says the President’s assertion of executive privilege would have no direct bearing on that testimony.