Caitlin McFall | Video Journalist
The House Judiciary Committee is buckling down on their threat to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. House Democrats will vote on the issue this Wednesday if they have not received the full, unredacted Mueller report.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd reportedly submitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler in an attempt to barter an agreement by handing over a more complete version of the Mueller report, but not in its entirety.
Democrats say they need the full report to properly look into whether or not President Donald Trump tried to thwart the investigation. The contempt resolution states that Congress needs to be able to review the report as special counsel Robert Mueller did not make a conclusion on obstruction of justice, and they believe this due to the fact that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
The resolution states, “Congress is therefore the only body able to hold the president to account for improper conduct in our tripartite system, and urgently requires the subpoenaed material to determine whether and how to proceed with its constitutional duty to provide checks and balances on the president and executive branch.”
But Democrats in Congress aren’t the only ones still reviewing Mueller’s report. (RELATED: ‘Bring Him In’: Steve Cohen Calls For Sergeant At Arms To Force Barr To Testify)
Barr announced that he believes that officials affiliated with Trump’s campaign were spied on. Saying in his hearing last week, “To me the question is always whether or not it’s [spying] is authorized and adequately predicated.”
Tune in to see why the word “spying” has become such a hot-button issue.