DOJ Hands Over Key Mueller Report Info After Nadler Calls Off Criminal Contempt Vote For Barr
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced on Monday that the House will not be holding a vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in criminal contempt after the Justice Department agreed to cooperate with Congress and turned over key information from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Nadler sent out a statement on Monday saying that the DOJ “Has agreed to begin… opening Robert Mueller’s most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the special counsel used to assess whether the president and others obstructed justice.”
Nadler then said that, given the DOJ’s newfound cooperation with the House Judiciary Committee, he would “hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now” and give the department ample time to comply with the committee’s requests.
However, he warned that “if important information is held back, then we will have no choice but to enforce our subpoena in court and consider other remedies.”
Nadler has a deal with DOJ. Criminal contempt put off. pic.twitter.com/lueiCWndW0
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 10, 2019