The New York Times reports:
The Justice Department, after weeks of tense negotiations, has agreed to provide Congress with key evidence collected by Robert S. Mueller III that could shed light on possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Trump, the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday.
The exact scope of the material the Justice Department has agreed to provide was not immediately clear, though the committee signaled that it could be a breakthrough after weeks of wrangling over those materials and others that the Judiciary panel demanded under subpoena.
The Trump administration’s blockade of the material had ground the Democratic investigations of Mr. Trump’s possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power to a halt.
House Judiciary Dems announced they’ve reached a deal with DOJ to get info related to the Mueller report. This means, per Chair Nadler, that the contempt proceedings against AG Barr (see: https://t.co/J7AfEl6a8q) will be put on hold pic.twitter.com/oZ5OIirCD9
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 10, 2019
NEWS: 2 hours before first hearing into obstruction of justice, Nadler reaches an agreement with DOJ for redacted portions of Mueller report dealing w/obstruction. Criminal contempt vote temporarily suspended.
— Alana Abramson (@aabramson) June 10, 2019
NEW: Nadler says they’ve reached a deal with DOJ to review the unredacted portions of the Mueller report – allowing members of panel to see it. “Given our conversations with the Department, I will hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 10, 2019