House Judiciary Committee Votes to Hold AG Barr in Contempt of Congress Over His Refusal to Release the Unredacted Mueller Report

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., moves ahead with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after last-minute negotiations stalled with the Justice Department over access to the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to release the unredacted Mueller report. 

In Contempt: The House Judiciary Committee voted in support of a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over the full, unredacted Mueller report. Representative Jamie Raskin, who sits on the committee, told Russell Berman that House Democrats could take a rare step: ordering Barr’s arrest. That power hasn’t been invoked in nearly a century.

SOURCE: The Atlantic – MADELEINE CARLISLE and OLIVIA PASCHAL