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House Intelligence Committee subpoenas Barr for Mueller documents

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced on Wednesday evening that the panel has subpoenaed the Department of Justice for "all counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials" related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as well as "the full report and underlying evidence."

Schiff said the Justice Department has thus far "responded to our requests with silence and defiance. Congress needs the material. We will not be obstructed." He gave Attorney General William Barr a deadline of May 15 to turn over the requested documents.

Shortly before Schiff made the announcement, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt of Congress, after he refused to comply with the panel's subpoena for Mueller's unredacted report and underlying evidence.