INTERVIEW – REP. JIM JORDAN – (R-Ohio), member of the House Judiciary Committee and founding member of the Freedom Caucus – shared his thoughts on the House Judiciary contempt vote.
- President Trump invoked blanket executive privilege yesterday over special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report in retribution for the move by House Democrats towards holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. A White House statement blamed “blatant abuse of power” by Democrats and said the President was advised by the attorney general to withhold subpoenaed materials.
- House Judiciary Cmte. votes 24-16 along party lines to hold AG Barr in contempt in relation to the Mueller report; resolution will go to a vote in the full House.
- The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says President Trump’s stonewalling created a “constitutional crisis” that set the stage for his panel’s 24-16 vote yesterday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. The Justice Department accuses Jerry Nadler of holding a “politically motivated and unnecessary” vote, prompted by Barr’s refusal to answer a subpoena and produce an unredacted copy of the Mueller report.