House Sets Vote to Hold AG Barr in Contempt of Congress

The full House plans to vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing comply with a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full unredacted report and underlying evidence.

The House Judiciary Committee voted last month to advance a measure holding Barr in contempt after President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege over the unredacted report. “We are in a constitutional crisis,” Chairman Jerrold Nadler said after that vote. He noted the committee had been trying to get the full report and underlying evidence for months.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the June 11 contempt vote will also target former White House counsel Don McGahn, who defied a subpoena to testify before the panel last month at Trump’s direction. Hoyer said others who’ve ignored subpoenas will be held to account by the vote as well.

Source: NBC NEWS