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House Judiciary Votes to Hold Attorney General Barr in Contempt

Attorney General William Barr

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The political battle is heating up.

The House Judiciary Committee voted  24-16 Wednesday to recommend the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report,  the New York Times reports.

The vote came hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to shield the full report and underlying evidence from public view.

Even if the full House votes to hold Barr in contempt, it’s likely the matter will be settled in the court.

 

“Our fight is not just about the Mueller Report — although we must have access to the Mueller report. Our fight is about defending the rights of Congress, as an independent branch, to hold the president, any president, accountable,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the Judiciary Committee chairman.

 


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