Nadler: Contempt of Congress for Barr if unredacted Mueller report not released next week
Deadline: 9 AM Monday
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Friday threatened Attorney General Bill Barr with contempt of Congress if the Dept. of Justice does not provide his committee with the full, unredacted Mueller report, including the underlying evidence, by next week.
The deadline is set for 9 AM Monday.
The Chairman is demanding the grand jury materials also, which Barr says he will not release, and will not ask a judge to allow.
In a letter sent to the Attorney General, Chairman Nadler offered to work with the DOJ “to prioritize a specific, defined set of underlying investigative and evidentiary materials for immediate production,” according to CNN.
“The Committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the Department,” Nadler’s letter reads. “But if the Department persists in its baseless refusal to comply with a validly issued subpoena, the Committee will move to contempt proceedings and seek further legal recourse.”
CNN’s Manu Raju offered this report:
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