Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee recently announced their plans to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt.
In response to the contempt notice, Republican Ranking Member Doug Collins called Chairman Nadler’s move “illogical and disingenuous” because the Justice Department is still negotiating with the panel.
“Democrats have launched a proxy war smearing the attorney general when their anger actually lies with the president and the special counsel, who found neither conspiracy nor obstruction,” said Collins.
Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. However, he declined to attend a hearing in the House, because Democrats demanded an unprecedented arrangement of committee lawyers lined up to drill him.
Democrats are also still upset over Barr’s redacted report on the Mueller investigation – despite the fact that an unredacted copy was ALREADY provided to leadership.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan says that Democrats are "scared about Bill Barr".
Barr "made four important points," Jordan explained. "First of all, he said spying did, in fact, take place. Second, he said there is a basis for his concern that the spying wasn't properly predicated. Third, he said there was a failure of leadership at the upper echelon of the FBI. And then, fourth, he used the term unauthorized surveillance and he used the term political surveillance."
This contempt citation will likely turn out to be symbolic and just another political stunt by Democrats. Rep. Jim Jordan summed up this situation best, “The real obstruction of justice here is what Democrats are trying to do to Attorney General Barr.”