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Twitter users compare Taylor Swift to redacted Mueller report

Twitter users responded to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's long-anticipated report by comparing pages of the redacted report to Taylor Swift outfits.

One thread on Twitter from Thursday night hours after Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the special counsel's findings depicts a photo of a heavily blacked out page contrasted with a picture of Swift wearing a top akin to the page's redactions.

"Taylor Swift as the redacted Mueller report," the first tweet of the thread reads.

The thread goes on to depict a series of pages featuring more redactions alongside photos of Swift in outfits reminiscent of the pages.

Other Twitter users similarly compared celebrity outfits to redacted pages of Mueller's report.

NPR engagement editor Danny Nett shared his own thread showing the report's redactions as red carpet looks.

The comparisons come as Democrats continue to press Barr for the release of Mueller's unredacted report to Congress.

On Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued a subpoena to pressure the Department of Justice into turning over the report in its entirety.

"I have issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice for the full version of the Mueller report and the underlying evidence. The Department is required to comply with that subpoena by May 1," Nadler said in a statement.

"I am open to working with the Department to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials, however, I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight and constitutional accountability," he added.

The Justice Department responded on Friday, writing in a statement that Nadler's decision to issue a subpoena for the full report is "premature and unnecessary."

Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement that Barr delivered Mueller's report with only "minimal redactions," adding that he made arrangements for Nadler and other lawmakers to review a version with fewer redactions, which top congressional Democrats rejected.