WATCH: Pelosi says that Barr lied to Congress
The House Judiciary Committee just voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for not turning over the full, unredacted Mueller report and all the underlying evidence in the matter.
From Daily Caller:
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not giving the committee special counsel Robert Mueller’s full, unredacted report.
The committee, led by New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, originally gave Barr a deadline of 9 a.m. Monday to turn in the full report with no redactions, which many Republicans believe would be dangerous due to the possibly sensitive material, which could be leaked.
Nadler scheduled the congressional contempt vote for Wednesday at 10 a.m. All Democrats present voted to advance the vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress in the procedural vote. The vote to hold Barr in contempt will occur later Wednesday.
This of course is ridiculous since they have the report except for the grand jury material which is secret by law which Barr can’t turn over. None of the Democrats have even bothered to look at the lesser-redacted report.
“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,” House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican, said in a statement Monday.
And asking for all the underlying evidence is crazy if not impossible to provide in a case that involved a two plus year investigation. Plus they’re not entitled to it to begin with.
The reason they want the material is to see if there’s anything in it that they can then basically re-investigate against Trump because they’re unhappy with Mueller’s conclusions. They basically want a re-do.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said if the committee went that route the White House would asset executive privilege and that’s exactly what they did.