May 8, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Pelosi: Barr should be held in contempt over unredacted Mueller report

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday at a Washington Post event that she believes Attorney General Bill Barr should be held in contempt of Congress over his refusal to provide the House Judiciary Committee with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report.

The big picture: Pelosi specifically cited Barr's refusal to comply with a House Judiciary subpoena for the unredacted version of the report as the basis for these contempt proceedings, saying it was separate from other issues — like his refusal to testify before the committee last week as well as allegations that he lied during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, which Pelosi later called a crime.

Watch Pelosi's full remarks:

What's next: House Judiciary is set to begin its contempt proceedings against Barr during a 10 a.m. meeting.

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