Pelosi Weighs Holding Barr In Contempt for Refusing House Dems' Demands

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Attorney General William Barr started off the day by not appearing for his previously scheduled testimony with House Democrats. He took heavy criticism for it from congressional Democrats, who have accused Barr of misrepresenting the findings of Mueller's much-anticipated two-year investigation. Nadler slightly narrowed his offer in a new letter to Barr, saying the committee would limit its request for underlying materials to those directly cited in the report.

Pelosi said that "if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime". Nobody is above the law.

President Donald Trump said this week that he does not want former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress - and a former Watergate prosecutor told CNN's John Berman Friday that the president has no power to stop McGahn's testimony. Jerry Nadler's (D., N.Y.) committee.

Just two days after firmly telling reporters he had no intention of bringing special counsel Robert Mueller in for questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen.

Yet when Barr testified to Congress after receiving the Mueller letter but before releasing the Mueller report, he claimed not to know whether Mueller disagreed with his conclusions.

The Mueller report is pictured.

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Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department representative, called Pelosi's statement "reckless, irresponsible and false". McGahn also said that the president subsequently wanted him to make a statement that the report about the incident was untrue. Democrats, however, have seized on numerous details in the report, raising alarms about Trump's conduct and vowing to continue their own probes of Russian interference and other matters related to the president, including his finances.

"The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office's work and conclusions", Mueller's letter said.

"Do you know what they're referencing with that?", he asked Barr. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that an obstruction-of-justice offense was not warranted, based on the report.

"We are at a very critical moment in this nation's history", said Democratic Rep. He praised the president's cooperation, though Trump declined an in-person interview.

Democrats were anything but persuaded. However, Barr did say that if "the chairman has a good explanation of why" grand jury secrecy law, known as 6 (e), "does not apply and his need for the information, I'm willing to listen".

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