DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

MICHAEL BALSAMO
FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Barr. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent a letter Tuesday to the committee's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff.

Schiff, a California Democrat, has warned that the committee would take an unspecified "enforcement action" against Barr or the Justice Department after they refused to hand over an unredacted version of Mueller's report and other documents.

A redacted version of Mueller's report on the Russia probe was released in April.

Boyd says the Justice Department could discuss making less-redacted portions of the report available to the panel "in relatively short order."