- The Washington Times - Friday, January 4, 2019

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the new top Democrat leading the House Judiciary Committee, said Friday he’ll make special counsel Robert Mueller’s report public once it is issued, so the American people can see what is in it.

Mr. Nadler said his committee will be the one to receive that report once Mr. Mueller finishes his investigation and will subpoena it if necessary.

“We will make sure it is public,” he told CNN on Friday. “Make sure the American people know what’s in it.”

The New York Democrat is already pushing legislation to protect the special counsel despite the GOP-led Senate likely not willing to take it up. The legislation would require Mr. Mueller to be notified if he is being fired and an opportunity to challenge the dismissal.

“The New Democratic majority will now put an end to the Republican attempts sabotage and undermine the investigation,” Mr. Nadler said. “There will be real consequences from this point for any such attempts.”

The congressman also said his committee won’t wait for Mr. Mueller to finish his probe and can start to investigate whether the 2016 election was rigged or compromised, specifically referencing potential Russian collusion and hush payments made by then-candidate Donald Trump to women alleging affairs.

“We have to look into that,” Mr. Nadler said.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

• Alex Swoyer can be reached at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

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