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Barr In Contempt


The Judiciary Committee voted to hold Trump Family consigliere Bill Barr in contempt:

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report, hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to shield the full report and underlying evidence from Congress.

The committee’s 24-to-16 contempt vote, taken after hours of debate over the future of American democracy, was the first official House action to punish a government official in the standoff over the Mueller report. The Justice Department denounced the move as unnecessary and intended to stoke a fight.

After the vote, the Judiciary Committee chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, swatted away questions about possible impeachment, but added, “We are now in a constitutional crisis.”

But Ken Starr told me he was a man of the greatest integritude!

Meanwhile, Trump’s claim of executive privilege is so broad it’s caused John Yoo to find that a Republican president has exceeded his proper authority:

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