Attorney General Willam Barr tried to demand that the House cancel a vote to hold him in contempt, but was smacked down by Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
Barr tried to argue that the House was rushing to hold him in contempt, and in Trump fashion, he threatened that the DOJ would stop negotiating with the House Judiciary Committee unless the contempt vote was called off.
Rep. Nadler responded by telling the Attorney General to turn over the requested documents or go pound sand.
Read Nadler’s full letter to Barr:
Barr is in no position to threaten Nadler. The House Judiciary Committee is legally entitled to the documents and evidence that they have requested. Barr’s threat sounded exactly like Trump’s tantrum when he said that he would not work with Democrats unless they stopped investigating him.
Trump and Barr are losing in court. These tactics aren’t working, and House Democrats are getting even more aggressive in pursuit of the evidence they need for their investigations.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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