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House Votes To Hold Barr, McGahn In Contempt

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to hold Bill Barr and Don McGahn in contempt of Congress.

Both President Donald Trump’s attorney general and former White House counsel defied subpoenas from the House Judiciary Committee, and congressional Democrats followed through on threats to hold them in contempt. The lower chamber voted in favor of H. Res. 430 by a margin of 229-191 in what was a party line vote.

Trump administration officials have come under fire for their handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which concluded that there was no evidence that the president’s campaign colluded with the Russian government. Mueller declined to weigh in on the possibility that Trump obstructed justice over the course of his investigation.

Perhaps no figure — other than Trump himself — has drawn more ire from Democrats than Barr, who released his own summary of Mueller’s report, weeks before it was released to the public.

Congressional Democrats have accused Barr of misleading the public in his summary, with some Democratic leaders even calling on Barr to resign. Mueller himself said last month that he believes Barr acted in “good faith.”

“The Attorney General preferred to make the entire report public all at once.  We appreciate that the Attorney General made the report largely public,” Mueller said at the time. “I do not question the Attorney General’s good faith in that decision.”

Despite Mueller’s report, Democrats are continuing to aggressively investigate the Trump administration ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Earlier this week, Democrats rolled in Watergate figure John Dean to testify in front of the Judiciary Committee, a move widely panned by Republicans and Trump, who called Dean a “loser.”

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Tsk Tsk

    June 12, 2019 at 1:47 am

    The Dems in the House are out of control. A well trained militia of citizens may have to march on Washington.

  2. Raymond J Thibault

    June 12, 2019 at 4:12 am

    I want every Congress Person looked into and investigated. Not one of them made their wealth honestly.. Not one deserves any more of the Tax Payers Money. They all need to be in Jail as far as I see. !965 through 2019. Not one of them have earned anything.

  3. Diana

    June 12, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Hint Mr. Barr check these corrupt politicians, send in the Federal Marshals with warrants can’t wait for these corrupt criminals get theirs I know of laws they have broke so I know you know time to pay the piper and revoke all benefits including security clearances of all these Traitors Treasonist they must be held accountable and due to their crimes against America and the American People double the punishment, our laws must be used against these criminals just trying to change distort, twist, ignore OUR CONSTITUTION as WRITTEN is Treason possible High Treason against America and the American People

  4. SusanP

    June 12, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Democrats are getting more desperate by the day. The more desperate they get the more stupid their words, actions and decisions. They should stop while there is still a person or two who actually believes them.

    Personally, they are a liability to the USA and a “do nothing” Congress. For 2.5 years they have done NOTHING but oppose the elected President of the United States. I hear they now want a pay raise. Their pay should be suspended indefinitely. Most of us work for our paychecks. It is time Congress did the same. If even half the voters are as disgusted as I am, it is unlikely the democrats will have enough House members following the 2020 elections to play a round of Canasta (a card game generally played by 4 people).

  5. Evangeline

    June 12, 2019 at 10:54 am

    The Democratic part of Congress should all be ousted for derelict of duty and sedition because the only work they have done in 2 1/2 yrs is scheme with Mueller to try to search for a crime against a duly elected president! And for vehemently fighting against securing our borders! It’s not Trump’s job to secure our boarders, it’s Congress’s. And now they are giving themselves another huge pay raise?!

    My dream is a country with one party that stands together, loves the God of the bible and loves this country, doesn’t murder babies and doesn’t put our enemies and foreigners first.

  6. Rockne Hughes

    June 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    And it goes on and on. However, the Democrats may be “shooting themselves in the foot”. The people in the country that are observing this charade may decide in 2020 that the House of Representatives is not really representing the citizens but just playing around with party politics. It could result in a general “house” “cleaning” regardless of how the presidential election turns out.

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