Democrats on a powerful House committee will vote Wednesday on a motion that would subpoena Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report from the Justice Department and demand testimony from at least four former top Trump aides.
Former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, former Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, former White House Counsel Don McGahn and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus are in the Judiciary Committee's cross-hairs, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A fifth person, Ann Donaldson, who was chief of staff to McGahn, is also on the list, CNN reports.
Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has insisted on an April 2 deadline for Attorney General William Barr to turn over Mueller's completed report about Russia's election interference in 2016.
Barr told Nadler and three other congressional judiciary committee leaders in a letter on Friday that his department is actively scouring the report for material that must be shielded from public view under federal law.
That includes classified information, material that would compromise U.S. intelligence sources and methods, and anything that could jeopardize criminal cases.
Republicans made similar hurry-up demands of Barack Obama's State Department in 2015 and 2016 after former Secretary Hillary Clinton turned over more than half of the emails on her private server for archiving.
It took a group of government agencies more than a half-year to prepare those records for public release.
The judiciary committee's vote would not automatically result in subpoenas, but it would authorize Nadler to issue them.
President Trump began his work week by mocking Democrats who insisted for months that he or his associates must have colluded with the Kremlin on election meddling
Ranking Republican Doug Collins sent out statement railing against Nadler and his colleagues.
'Judiciary Democrats have escalated from setting arbitrary deadlines to demanding unredacted material that Congress does not, in truth, require and that the law does not allow to be shared outside the Justice Department,' he said. 'It’s unfortunate that a body meant to uphold the law has grown so desperate that it’s patently misrepresenting the law, even as the attorney general has already demonstrated transparency above and beyond what is required.'
President Trump had been mocking Democrats who insisted for months that he or his associates must have colluded with the Kremlin on election meddling.
He claimed that 'most Democrats' had gotten back to business, while 'others' are in denial.
'Now that the long awaited Mueller Report conclusions have been released, most Democrats and others have gone back to the pre-Witch Hunt phase of their lives before Collusion Delusion took over. Others are pretending that their former hero, Bob Mueller, no longer exists!' he said in his first tweet of the day.
President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into how the special counsel probe against him and his campaign began, continuing a drum beat against Robert Mueller's look into collusion and obstruction of justice.
'Everybody is asking how the phony and fraudulent investigation of the No Collusion, No Obstruction Trump Campaign began. We need to know for future generations to understand. This Hoax should never be allowed to happen to another President or Administration again!,' he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Trump has railed against the investigation since it ended and cleared him and his campaign of any collusion with Russia in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump called for an investigation into how the special counsel probe against him and his campaign began
Trump has railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's probe ended
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday it was important to find out what went wrong around Mueller's investigation and the media reports of the past 22 months.
'We need to figure out what went wrong with the Mueller report, why - in all fairness to your network, why the media got it so wrong for so long,' he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" on Sunday.
'How did the media get it so wrong? I think the president is just venting the same frustration a lot of people had when the Mueller report came out, and it turned