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“Why There Isn't a Subpoena for the Mueller Report Yet,” Law360

In this article, Partner Emily M. Loeb and Associate Zach Blau explore reasons why the US House of Representatives has not yet issued subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s final unredacted report and for evidence obtained by the special counsel.

The authors note that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler could have simply issued a unilateral subpoena or asked the committee to issue subpoenas.  Instead, he held an open committee meeting and public committee vote on a resolution authorizing subpoenas.

“We believe that Chairman Nadler is proceeding deliberately, and carefully, to put himself in the strongest legal position possible should the House reach an impasse with the executive branch,” the authors write.