House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler announced Monday his plans to hold a high-stakes vote over whether the Attorney General should be “held in contempt of Congress” after refusing to speak with lawmakers over Robert Mueller’s “no collusion” report.
“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,” reports Fox News.
“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.
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BARR’S BOMBSHELL: The Attorney General Says ‘Spying Did Occur’ During 2016 Campaign
Attorney General William Barr stunned Congressional lawmakers Tuesday when he was asked to comment on whether “spying” took place during the 2016 race for the White House; saying “I think spying did occur.”
.@SenatorShaheen asks Barr about reports he's launched an investigation into officials who investigated Trump
"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," he says, echoing baseless right-win conspiracy theories. "I think spying did occur."
Shaheen is left speechless pic.twitter.com/G1fcAF2Irh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2019
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. Especially the generation that I grew up in… the Vietnam War period, people were concerned about spying on anti-war people and so forth by the government,” said Barr.
“I think it’s important to look at that… I think spying did occur,” he added.
Watch Barr’s explosive testimony above.
COLLUSION DELUSION: Adam Schiff Says AG Barr Simply ‘Doing the Bidding’ of the President
Rep. Adam Schiff continued to double-down on his baseless accusations of Russia-Trump collusion this week; accusing Attorney General William Barr of simply “doing the President’s bidding.”
“When you hear the Attorney General say he wants to look in to what he calls ‘spying’ into the President’s campaign, what’s your first reaction?” asked a reporter with ABC News.
Rep. Adam Schiff tells @Marykbruce Barr is doing Trump's "bidding" by saying he wants to look into "spying" into the Trump campaign.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 11, 2019
“It’s stunning to hear the top law enforcement officer in the country talk so cavalierly about spying on a political campaign. This must be very pleasing for Donald Trump who wants to create a narrative that he’s the victim of some Deep State coup,” said Schiff.
“The Attorney General has a higher responsibility than simply doing the bidding of the President of the United States,” he added.