House to vote to hold Barr in contempt for hiding full Mueller report


House Democrats have drafted a contempt of Congress resolution against Trump's attorney general, and will hold a vote on it Wednesday.

Attorney General Bill Barr is almost certain to be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena to hand over special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report, as well as the underlying evidence used to produce it.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced on Monday that his committee will begin contempt proceedings on Wednesday morning. His announcement came after Barr missed a deadline to hand over Mueller's unredacted report by 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

"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," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler wrote in a statement on Monday.

The full text of the contempt resolution can be read here.

Nadler said the contempt proceedings could be postponed if Barr decides to comply with the subpoena for Mueller's report ahead of the hearings.

However, given the shady tactics Barr has used to stall and obstruct oversight in order to protect Trump, it's unlikely Barr will comply.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.