Trump asserts executive privilege as House Judiciary Committee prepares to hold Barr in contempt

This is the smoke and mirrors part of politics that we should remember. The House Judiciary Committee is asking Barr to break the law and then attempting to hold him in contempt for not breaking the law and the media news goes nuts….. get a life.


President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to vote to hold his attorney general, William Barr, in contempt of Congress.

Faced with “blatant abuse of power” by Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the president “has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege,” the White House said Tuesday. The committee vote and Trump’s assertion of privilege represents a major escalation of the battle between congressional Democrats and the president. It will likely lead to a protracted legal war over Mueller’s 448-page report on alleged obstruction of justice by the president and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

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