Today Attorney General Bill Barr underwent questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow but that does not seem to be in the offing.
This is the statement released by the Justice Department:
About the same time, Justice responded to a subpoena for the full, un-redacted Mueller report by essentially telling Fat Jerry to, as my old man was fond of saying, want in one hand and sh** in the other and see which one gets full the fastest.
DOJ confirms in new letter tonight that it won’t comply with Nadler’s subpoena for the full Mueller report. Stephen Boyd tells Nadler his subpoena is “not legitimate oversight,” “overbroad,” and “extraordinarily burdensome.” https://t.co/5TZjrwQNSm
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) May 1, 2019
Nadler got all stompy-feet and claimed that Barr was “blackmailing” his committee
Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler claims without evidence that Attorney General Bill Barr is trying to "blackmail the committee" pic.twitter.com/aKccQrdBei
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 1, 2019
NEW: Bill Barr will NOT testify before the Judiciary tomorrow. @Jim_Jordan told me 2 hours ago Barr should not testify tomorrow and criticized Nadler for saying that the AG is scared of appearing before Congress when he was testifying before Senate today https://t.co/XRFfLX8AH1 pic.twitter.com/CSeSJmni91
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 1, 2019
The Democrats and their fluffers are making all kinds of noise about jail and fines. That is simply nonsense. The House has to depend upon the Department of Justice to enforce any type of criminal contempt citation. If you think that is going to happen, you might want to research what happened to Eric Holder. In theory, the House can bring a civil complaint against Barr but by the time it makes it onto a docket, and is finally adjudicated, Nadler will be gumming pudding and wondering where he put his 46 x 22 trousers.
This is a preview of what the next year is going to be like. The Administration is going to stonewall the efforts by the various House committees and their leftwing jihadis. Every request is going to end up in court. At some point the clock is going to run out because after the 2020 election, no one will care about the Mueller report or Trump’s taxes. And if they keep on like this, there many not even be a Democrat House when President Trump is sworn in.