House Votes Civil Contempt Charges For Barr, McGahn

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We'll see whether federal court accepts "we don't feel like it" as an excuse for ignoring Congressional subpoenas.

House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas

The House on Tuesday approved a measure authorizing the Judiciary Committee to take Attorney General William Barr to federal court to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report and underlying evidence.

The legislation also empowers Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to begin legal proceedings to force former White House Counsel Don McGahn to cooperate with the panel’s probe into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas
 
May 2019
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We'll see whether federal court accepts "we don't feel like it" as an excuse for ignoring Congressional subpoenas.

House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas

The House on Tuesday approved a measure authorizing the Judiciary Committee to take Attorney General William Barr to federal court to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report and underlying evidence.

The legislation also empowers Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to begin legal proceedings to force former White House Counsel Don McGahn to cooperate with the panel’s probe into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas
Today’s vote is essentially a procedural green light that allows Nadler to take future action to get the unredacted report of special counsel Robert Mueller — but it’s more sweeping than his fight alone. With today’s vote, the House has now authorized all its committees to pursue and enforce civil contempt of Congress citations for Barr, former White House counsel Don McGahn, and other Trump administration officials if they continue to their blanket refusal of lawmakers’ subpoenas.

In other words, even though Nadler announced on Monday that he’ll hold off on taking Barr to court after the two reached a deal for Congress to see more of the Mueller report, he and other committee chairs will now have the House’s blessing to take Trump administration officials to court in the future. And they won’t have to get the authorization of the full House to do it each time. (However, each contempt request would also have to get approval from the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group.)

Today’s contempt vote comes alongside a number of court actions Democrats have already taken against the administration to enforce their subpoenas, with some success.

more @: The House just voted to hold AG William Barr in contempt of Congress
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Lol, Nadler looks absolutely ignorant with this move. So, let me get this straight, Nadler wants to ask a federal court to indict Barr for not abiding by a subpoena that demands Barr break the law. HAHA!
 
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Lol, Nadler looks absolutely ignorant with this move. So, let me get this straight, Nadler wants to ask a federal court to indict Barr for not abiding by a subpoena that demands Barr break the law. HAHA!
This literally makes no sense.

It's for noncompliance with requests for documents and testimony.

So in fact, both Barr and McGhan are breaking the law.
 
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The measure had to be taken to ensure that the process will succeed when issuing subpoenas by the House. No one must be led to think that they are exempt from complying with House subpoenas since Democratic House members were voted in by the American people to take this type of action to assure that the process is one that will be honored with integrity by all without any excuses.
 
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The Dims are trolling, that is all their subpoenas are. Go ahead, ask a court to force Barr to violate the law and the recently decided McKeever. The Dims are trolling and everyone knows it. In fact 99%+ of the Mueller report is available to read.
 
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