House Judiciary Committee to begin contempt proceedings against Bill Barr on Wednesday.

By |2019-05-06T07:45:47-08:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Clearly, the House Democrats are saying that if Trump wants a fight, a fight is what he will get.

Courtesy of Axios

The House Judiciary Committee announced Monday that it plans to begin contempt proceedings against Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday after he failed to produce a full, unredacted copy of the Mueller report to the committee.

Barr had until 9 a.m. on Monday morning to comply with a subpoena from the committee. In announcing the decision, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said, “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.”

I have every reason to think that Barr will not comply and this will turn into a long and protracted fight. 

In fact, I think every attempt to get records or testimony from Trump Administration officials is going to turn into a long and protracted fight. 

At this point, it is quite clear that Trump’s only strategy is to stonewall as long as possible.

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  1. Anon May 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Billy Barr and Moochin are now in contempt. And “The Hill” claims don trumps ratings are at a all time high. Meanwhile the dark web continue to silent opposition by deleting twitter accounts, facebook accounts and social media. And Putin told trumpy not to silence social media. Oh the spin will end.

  2. PoopTown May 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Meh, it means nothing. He nor Trump or Munchin will ever face any sort of true legal challenge. Face it, we’ve go another 4 years of Trump, just like the additional 4 years of Bush the Second.

    However, we should focus on winning the Senate in 2020 so we can at least cockblock Trump’s second term. That’s the only way we win. The only way.

    • Anonymous May 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Hey look, someone actually has some common sense and a brain left on the IM!

  3. Anonymous May 6, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    About time but not fast enough.

  4. anonymous May 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    “As former federal prosecutors, we recognize that prosecuting obstruction of justice cases is critical because unchecked obstruction — which allows intentional interference with criminal investigations to go unpunished — puts our whole system of justice at risk,” the letter states.

    “We believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report,”

  5. anon May 7, 2019 at 6:11 am

    ““To be sure, by handing over the lightly redacted results of Mueller’s investigation to Congress, Barr served the purpose of the Constitution and special counsel regulations,” Roiphe observes. “But, by making his own call on criminal obstruction, Barr made a serious error.” “Roiphe concludes her piece by stressing that Barr has been inappropriately serving as a “political actor” in his evaluation of Mueller’s report. The attorney general’s “proximity to Trump,” Roiphe writes, “makes any decision regarding the facts or law of the investigation suspect…. Barr has done much to undermine the purpose of the special counsel and reverse the careful work of Mueller to uphold his mandate and the Constitution itself.””

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