House Democrats threatening to hold Bill Barr in contempt if he does not release unredacted Mueller report.

By |2019-05-04T07:47:37-08:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments

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. 

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12 Comments

  1. Whatevs May 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Or, he’s taking further orders from Putin, as yesterday’s call attests. I say, watch for something happening in Venezuela.

  2. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    They need to stop threatening and actual follow through on those threats. Otherwise, the WH is just going to continue to stonewall them.

  3. 'o' May 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/longtime-trump-aide-alleges-white-house-destroyed-5-boxes-of-documents-that-should-have-been-turned-over-to-mueller/

    “Let me be clear because I want to make sure I understand you. You say there was seven boxes, but they only referred to two? So are you suggesting that maybe they destroyed five boxes of emails that could have been evidence?” Sharpton asked.

    “Oh, there’s no question,” she replied.”

    • anonymous May 5, 2019 at 7:26 am

      https://www.huffpost.com/entry/omarosa-accuses-trump-administration-of-destroying-several-boxes-of-evidence_n_5cce9566e4b0548b735b3a32

      ” Manigault Newman said she was told to leave boxes of documents pertaining to Trump’s campaign and his transition into office when she was fired in December 2017 by John Kelly, the then-White House chief of staff. The order, she said, was despite a “clear directive” that she and other White House staff had received to preserve all documents potentially related to Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian officials.

      “I think it’s important to realize that very early on in the administration, we got letters directing us to preserve all information related to the Mueller investigation ― all investigations, any information, any emails, any correspondence,””

  4. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    https://www.salon.com/2019/05/04/impeach-now-its-time-for-democrats-to-fight-or-surrender-history-will-judge-them/

    “Democrats have also been correct in explaining how Trump’s public and private behavior show a pattern of high crimes and misdemeanors, including obstruction of justice, apparent financial crimes, and other corrupt behavior. This proposed infrastructure bill reflects an almost fatal character flaw in today’s Democratic Party, where compromise and “moderation” are placed above principle and doing the right thing. Trump should be impeached immediately.”

    • Anonymous May 5, 2019 at 12:13 am

      Salon lol. Stellar ‘journalism’.

  5. Anon May 4, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Melania has apparently redacted her bullying campaign.
    Good job, stupid slutty Slovenian hooker.

  6. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Who is the bigger moron, Nader, or low intelligence bloggers that actually believe he actually has something?

    2 terms gryphon. Lol.

  7. Beaglemom May 5, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I don’t think that the Democrats should “threaten” to hold Barr in contempt. They should simply do so.

  8. Anonymous May 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Its hard to watch the nice kids trying to work with the bullies. And while the reublicans so obviously br oke all the rules in the book, including allowing putin to be our leader through trump, the dems still try to play by the book. In tbis case it doesnt pay to go higher.

  9. Anonymous May 5, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Enough with the threats. Just fucking DO IT!

    Time to show who’s boss. These people know what they are doing. They shouldn’t know the consequences. Make them swift and these pieces of shit will think twice before showing contempt.

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