House Democrats is to vote on June 11th to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt as he refuses to comply with congressional subpoena and hand over the un-redacted version of the Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections and obstruction of justice by the US president Donald Trump.
Judiciary Committee member Val Demings commented on the issue by posting on his Twitter, “The Attorney General can’t ignore a legal subpoena and get away with it.”
If House votes to hold AG in contempt, the tensions between Democrat and Trump White House would draw to a head. Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader, stated that Trump Administration has been refusing to comply with subpoenas and various requests by Congress and claimed such behavior to be “the biggest cover-up in American history.” Another Judiciary Committee member David Cicilline has lso commented on the matter and he believes that “people want to see us holding this administration accountable.”
According to the report by The Hill, if Attorney General provides Congress with the requested documents by Thursday, the vote will be held off.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website