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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Democrats make a move to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for his failure to turn over the unreacted Mueller report. We look at next steps.

Guests

Olivia Beavers, congressional reporter for The Hill. (@Olivia_Beavers)

Ross Baker, professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Congress watcher. Author of "Strangers on a Hill: Congress and the Court" and "House and Senate." (@Rosbake1)

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The Hill: "Democrats schedule contempt markup for Barr over Mueller report" — "Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Monday took their first formal step toward holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, deepening a feud over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

"The committee scheduled a markup of a contempt citation for Barr over his refusal to provide Mueller’s full report to Congress for this Wednesday morning, setting up an explosive week on Capitol Hill.

"The markup, slated for Wednesday at 10 a.m., comes after Democrats gave the Justice Department a deadline of 9 a.m. Monday to provide the report as well as the underlying evidence."

CNN: "House panel sets Wednesday vote to hold Barr in contempt after DOJ doesn't turn over Mueller report" — "House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declined to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report to Congress.

"The vote to hold Barr in contempt marks the first time that House Democrats are moving to punish a Trump administration official for defying a congressional subpoena and represents a dramatic escalation in tensions between Democrats and the White House.

"Nadler set Wednesday's Judiciary Committee vote after Barr did not agree by Monday's 9 a.m. ET deadline to comply with a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report and underlying evidence to Congress."

Anna Bauman produced this segment for broadcast.

This segment aired on May 7, 2019.

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