The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve a raft of subpoenas on Wednesday, most notably a demand that Attorney General William Barr turn over a full, unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference and President Trump's campaign, plus underlying documentation. Democrats hold a seven-seat majority on the panel, and the vote is expected to hew closely to party lines. If committee chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) issues the subpoena and Barr ignores it, the Judiciary Committee could hold him in contempt, setting up a potentially lengthy court battle. Barr missed an April 2 deadline to turn over the roughly 400-page report.
The Judiciary Committee will likely also vote to subpoena documents and testimony from former Trump strategist Stephen Bannon, former White House Counsel Don McGahn and Deputy Counsel Ann Donaldson, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and former Communications Director Hope Hicks. Those five Trump associates were among 81 people, agencies, and other entities asked for documents in early March, pursuant to the House Democrats' wide-ranging investigation into potential corruption and obstruction of justice surrounding Trump.