The Department of Justice says that the House Intelligence Committee has access to documents of their choice from the special counsel investigation if they threaten with & # 39; enforcement action & # 39; against Attorney General William Barr.
House Intel chairman Adam Schiff said he would hold a vote on Barr punishment during a hearing on Wednesday.
Lawmakers have already voted to hold Barr in contempt for his refusal to respond to a summons earlier this month.
Schiff said he would be prepared to sue Trump executive officials who challenge documents and testimonials of up to $ 25,000 a day.
In a letter to Schiff on Tuesday afternoon, DOJ proposed another option. A lawyer for the department said committee members could have access to a priority list of documents – and a less-edited version of the Mueller report – if they took Barr back.
The Department of Justice says the House Intelligence Committee has access to documents of their choice from the special counsel investigation if they pose a threat to & # 39; enforcement action & # 39; against Attorney General William Barr
Schiff had not responded to the request that DOJ had sent Tuesday in the form of a letter from an Assistant Attorney General.
DOJ said the committee's initial document request & # 39; voluminous & # 39; but that it would be willing to understand high-priority documents quickly, on condition that the committee does not act against Barr while trying to fulfill the agreement in good faith.
A letter said: & # 39;[T]The department is willing to speed up access to the information designated by the Committee, provided that the Committee confirms today that it will not vote on an "enforcement action" on 22 May or that such measures remain in place to maintain good faith. & # 39;
Some documents can be edited, just like the Mueller report itself, DOJ warned, according to guidelines that the law enforcement organization says it must follow to protect information related to ongoing investigations and counter intelligence measures.
"Notwithstanding the concerns expressed above, the Department is willing to cooperate with the Commission on a reasonable and realistic process to meet its request for information on counterintelligence and foreign intelligence activities related to the Investigation of Special Investments, "the May 21 letter from DOJ states.
The Ministry of Justice also offered to make available to legislators a minimally edited version of volume 1 of the special advisory report. DOJ suggested a meeting of 23 May or 24 May with committee members to discuss the document production plan, provided that the committee does not vote to disdain the Attorney General.
& # 39; We consider our proposal here to be essentially in agreement with the committee's proposal in its letter of May 14, 2019, only subject to the necessary delay that the Department needs to identify and revise the relevant materials, a process that will be handled as quickly as possible, & # 39; DOJ states.
Democrats have said they want to see the entire Mueller report and all the underlying evidence that the special council has collected.
It was unclear whether the latest offer from DOJ – that it labeled a & # 39; extraordinary accommodation & # 39; for lawmakers – would be enough to abduct the dogs of the Democrats.
President Donald Trump also offered democrats who will breathe new life into this week's investigation if they redirect the probes to his connections with Russia and his alleged obstruction of justice.
Trump said that two nemeses, Rep. Adam Schiff from California and Rep. Jerrold Nadler from New Jersey might one day be viable presidential candidates – they just have to eat their own to open up new opportunities.
& # 39; Why don't the Democrats look at all the crimes committed by Crooked Hillary and the fake Russian investigation? They would regain their credibility, & he mused in a tweet. & # 39; Jerry Nadler, Schiff, would have a whole new future open to them. Maybe they can even flee for president! & # 39;
President Donald Trump offered two democrats who started a new life for him on Monday
He claimed that they could even be future presidential candidates if they question Hillary Clinton
A WHOLE NEW WORLD: Trump said two nemeses, Rep. Adam Schiff from California and Rep. Jerrold Nadler from New Jersey, a & # 39; all-new future & # 39; could have if they shift the focus of their investigations
Schiff is chairman of the House Intelligence committee. Nadler leads the Huisrechtspraak panel. Both the Democrats and their respective committees investigate him.
Although neither of the legislators has insisted on Trump's accusation, this week Trump had new concerns about the vast probes that have gone into investigations into his business transactions abroad and a democratic demand for his taxes.
Republican representative Justin Amash from Michigan said he supports a democratic attempt to accuse the president.
He said that Trump has & # 39; public confidence & # 39; has violated and that his attorney general has congratulated Congress & # 39; misleading & # 39; has provided information.
The tweet statements made Amash the first Republican to say that Trump had to be repressed from claims presented in the special advisory report.
Trump then launched a furious online attack and claimed that Amash had never been for him.
He called Amash a & # 39; lightweight & # 39; that the party & # 39; in the interest of making its name known & # 39; betrayed in a series of tweets on Sunday morning.
Appeared on & # 39; Face the Nation & # 39; later that morning, Schiff said that the attempt at beating has not reached critical mass, but Amash & # 39; s conclusion that Trump has committed high crimes means that more and more members are acknowledging that the government is acting in a lawless way obstructed justice, now obstructs Congress and our legal function. & # 39;
& # 39; And if we conclude that there is no other way to do our job, no other way to supervise, no other way to show the American people what this president has done, unethical and illegal acts such as explained in the Mueller report then we can get there, & he said about the possibility that the effort reached critical mass.
Schiff said that Congress has taken appropriate steps to hold Trump accountable, starting with voluntary requests for information and escalating the situation with subpoenas and contempt, if necessary.
& # 39; We may have to follow with impeachment, & # 39; he remarked.
He suggested as Trump that some Republicans could mirror, because they believe it will help them politically.
& # 39; There may be a strange coincidence of interest here between the Trump administration and people around the president who want to see him accused because they think it is politically beneficial, & # 39; he said. & # 39; And an increasing number of Democrats and perhaps Republicans who feel the behavior of this president is so incompatible with the office, incompatible with our system of checks and balances that if the only way we can exercise our supervision is a deposition, then maybe we should go down that road. & # 39;
He concluded: & # 39; But I think it will be important to show the American people that this is a decision that has been made reluctantly. & # 39;