House Judiciary Dem warns of contempt citation if Barr does not turn over documents
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Sunday warned William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrKamala Harris: Barr ‘lied to Congress’ Dem lawmaker says KFC chicken he ate at hearing to mock Barr ‘wasn’t wonderful’ Trump says Mueller shouldn’t testify MORE that he faces a contempt citation if the attorney general does not comply with requests for documents relating to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE‘s report.
“I think if the attorney general does not, the chairman will ask the committee to move forward with a contempt citation,” said Cicilline, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”
He added that the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerCNN, Fox, MSNBC air split-screens of Nadler and empty chair for Barr Any infrastructure program will be swallowed by the swamp Dem lawmaker says Barr will be subpoenaed if he fails to show for House hearing MORE (D-N.Y.) asked Barr for documents related to the Mueller report, especially a less-redacted version of the report and documents referenced in it. He added that Nadler gave until 9 a.m. on Monday to produce the document.
“Members of our committee need to see the full r report and the supporting documents so we can continue to do our work, conduct oversight in a responsible and sober way,” he said.
Rep David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineTrump says Mueller shouldn’t testify Judiciary Dem clarifies saying Mueller testimony is set: ‘Nothing has been agreed to yet’ House Judiciary Dem warns of contempt citation if Barr does not turn over documents MORE (D-RI) talks about the possibility of AG Barr being held in contempt of Congress #FNS pic.twitter.com/gz5z1wDiqS
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In April, the Justice Department released a redacted version of the Mueller report. Prior to the release, Barr wrote a memo to Congress saying that Mueller’s team did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and that they did not find enough evidence to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against the president.
Barr’s comments have recently come under scrutiny after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a letter last Wednesday that Mueller wrote to Barr slamming the memo to Congress as creating “public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation.”