House Judiciary Cmte to Vote on Holding AG Barr in Contempt of Congress
The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not handing over the unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, according to Fox News.
Judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said in a statement, “The Attorney General’s failure to comply with our subpoena, after extensive accommodation efforts, leaves us no choice but to initiate contempt proceedings in order to enforce the subpoena and access the full, unredacted report. If the Department presents us with a good faith offer for access to the full report and the underlying evidence, I reserve the right to postpone these proceedings.”
The vote is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m.
Today, Ranking Judiciary committee Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) slammed Nadler for scheduling the vote.
“Chairman Nadler knows full subpoena compliance requires Attorney General Barr to break the law. Yet, instead of introducing legislation allowing the attorney general to provide Congress grand jury material, Democrats move to hold him in contempt,” Collins said in a statement.
“They know the Justice Department is working to negotiate even as they pursue contempt charges, making their move today illogical and disingenuous. Democrats have launched a proxy war smearing the attorney general when their anger actually lies with the president and the special counsel, who found neither conspiracy nor obstruction,” the statement continues.
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