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Democrats Approve Contempt for Barr After Trump Claims Privilege Over Full Mueller Report

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report, hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to shield the full report and underlying evidence from public view.

By |2019-05-08T16:18:15-05:00May 8th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

DOJ threatens executive privilege over Mueller report if Dems carry out contempt vote

The Justice Department says it will ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over the Mueller report if the House Judiciary Committee goes through with its threat to vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt.

By |2019-05-08T06:04:28-05:00May 8th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Explainer: How hard-hitting are U.S. Congress subpoenas, contempt citations?

U.S. Attorney General William Barr faces the prospect on Wednesday of a vote by a U.S. House committee to hold him in "contempt of Congress." What does that mean?

By |2019-05-07T05:54:09-05:00May 7th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Showdown looms between Congress and attorney general over Mueller report deadline

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is headed for a showdown on Monday with Democrats in Congress, as lawmakers prepared to begin contempt proceedings against the top U.S. law enforcement officer if he fails to hand over the full, unredacted Mueller report.

By |2019-05-06T05:37:58-05:00May 6th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Barr besieged by allegations of being president’s protector

Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he'd rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he'd known for decades would never involve himself in a witch hunt as the president claimed.

By |2019-05-03T05:59:08-05:00May 3rd, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments