Updated May 6, 2019 - Politics & Policy

House Democrats agree to meet with DOJ before Barr contempt proceedings

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Attorney General Bill Barr. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has agreed to meet with the Justice Department on Tuesday — not on Wednesday afternoon, as Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd had proposed — to "negotiate an accommodation" to Democrats' demands for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report.

Why it matters: Nadler has scheduled a vote on Wednesday for the committee to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over the full report. In a letter sent on Monday, Boyd noted that Nadler has yet to take the Justice Department up on its offer to privately view a less-redacted version of the report and invited him to do so before the proposed meeting.

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