The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating a growing feud between Democrats and the Trump administration over special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report.
In a 24-16 vote, Democrats made a formal recommendation that the House hold Barr in contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena for Mueller’s full unredacted report and underlying documents.
House leaders have expressed support for the contempt resolution, though it’s unclear when it will advance to the House floor. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler(D-N.Y.) said during a press conference after the vote that it would happen “rapidly” and “soon,” though he said he is not sure of a specific time.
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