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Mon May 6, 2019, 10:55 AM

Nadler about to hold Barr in Contempt for not breaking the Law

Let that sink in a minute. I am holding Congress in Contempt, deepest Contempt

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote for later this week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not turning over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full unredacted report.

Nadler, D-N.Y., had imposed a deadline of Monday morning at 9 a.m. EST for Barr to provide the committee with a version of Mueller’s nearly 500-page report without redactions.

“Even in redacted form, the Special Counsel’s report offers disturbing evidence and analysis that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice at the highest levels. Congress must see the full report and underlying evidence to determine how to best move forward with oversight, legislation, and other constitutional responsibilities,” Nadler said in a statement on Monday.

“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. If the Department presents us with a good faith offer for access to the full report and the underlying evidence, I reserve the right to postpone these proceedings,” he added.

The vote is slated for Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. During congressional contempt proceedings, committee members would debate and vote on the contempt resolution and report, and if passed, would move to the floor for a full House vote to authorize legal proceedings.

Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Monday that the move to schedule a vote to hold Barr in contempt was "illogical and disingenuous."

"Chairman Nadler knows full subpoena compliance requires Attorney General Barr to break the law. Yet, instead of introducing legislation allowing the attorney general to provide Congress grand jury material, Democrats move to hold him in contempt," Collins said in a statement Monday. "They know the Justice Department is working to negotiate even as they pursue contempt charges, making their move today illogical and disingenuous. Democrats have launched a proxy war smearing the attorney general when their anger actually lies with the president and the special counsel, who found neither conspiracy nor obstruction."

The move comes after a stalemate between the Justice Department and congressional Democrats over Mueller's full report, and over Barr's failure to appear for a scheduled hearing before the committee last week after disagreements in the format of the hearing. Democrats on the committee wanted to have committee staff question Barr. The Justice Department, instead, wanted members to do the questioning. The committee and the Justice Department ended up at a stalemate—Barr did not appear, and the committee held a meeting with an empty witness chair.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-judiciary-schedules-vote-to-hold-barr-in-contempt-of-congress

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 11:01 AM

1. That is the way Democrats roll. Their political games are embarrassing to the nation.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 11:10 AM

2. "postpone"

In other words, he plans to do it anyway at some point.

Otherwise he'd have used the word 'cancel'.

Oops. He slipped up and was accidentally honest.


Dems are TERRIFIED of what's coming.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 11:51 AM

3. Bummer we don't have a media that would ask Nadler if he knows WTF is he doing???

""Chairman Nadler knows full subpoena compliance requires Attorney General Barr to break the law. Yet, instead of introducing legislation allowing the attorney general to provide Congress grand jury material, Democrats move to hold him in contempt," Collins said in a statement Monday."

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 04:35 PM

4. I hold Nadler....

...in contempt for this:



The man should thank his lucky stars he's usually seated behind a desk or podium so no one can see the threat to national security that is his armpit hugging trousers...Seriously, WTF!

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