Congressional Democrats are done playing.
Courtesy of Think Progress:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is threatening to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt if he continues to refuse Congress access to an unredacted version of the Mueller report.
The Justice Department earlier this week rejected a House Judiciary subpoena seeking the entire, unredacted version of the report, which was made public last month, along with all underlying evidence. Nadler on Friday suggested any further delay to the committee’s request would result in legal action.
“The Committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the Department,” Nadler wrote in a letter to Barr on Friday. “But if the Department persists in its baseless refusal to comply with a validly issued subpoena, the Committee will move to contempt proceedings and seek further legal recourse.”
Nadler said the committee had “repeatedly engaged with” Barr’s staff “in writing, by telephone and in person to discuss a way forward on the subpoena.”
Jerry Nadler is going through all of the proper steps in order to prove to the court, where this is ultimately going to end up, that he has done everything he was supposed to do, and then some, before going to such drastic steps.
Trump has already stated publicly that he is telling his people not to cooperate, so clearly, his end game is to stall and obstruct until he and his people are forced to comply.
It seems to me that Trump realizes that the jig is up but just wants to hang on for as long as he can until there is nothing left to hang on to.