U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blasted the letter sent from the White House on Wednesday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler 'as a joke' after the White House, in the letter, said Congress has no right to conduct a "do-over" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House isn't rushing into a vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his Russia investigation
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A Democratic-led House panel on Wednesday approved a measure to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election interference even as President Donald Trump invoked the legal principle of executive privilege to block its disclosure. Chris Dignam has more.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats' extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report. (May 8)