What Is Contempt of Congress? Your Questions Answered

Attorney General William Barr’s decision to refuse to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday has sparked a new round of political ire and threats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a press conference Thursday, accused Barr of lying to Congress, saying “the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth […]

‘Chicken Barr’: Congressman Mocks Barr’s House Snub By Eating KFC at Judiciary Hearing

Attorney General William Barr’s refusal to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday is giving critics plenty of ammunition, but few are taking advantage of the opportunity like Rep. Steve Cohen. The Tennessee Democrat held a press conference this morning before the Committee met, calling the attorney general “Chicken Barr” while holding a ceramic hen. […]

If the Full Mueller Report Is Released, Here’s What You’ll Actually See

Attorney General William Barr says the redacted report from the special counsel investigation will be publicly available by “mid-April,” but that’s not enough for the House Judiciary Committee. Democratic leadership voted Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full, unredacted report. “As I have made clear, Congress requires the full and complete Special […]

Attorney General William Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Released by ’Mid-April’

Attorney General William Barr told the House and Senate Judiciary Committees Friday that the Department of Justice is “well along” with redactions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and will have it ready for release by “mid-April, if not sooner,” CNN reports. The news comes just as Democrats increased pressure for a full release of […]

Mueller Report Apparently More Than 300 Pages

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is more than 300 pages long, a Department of Justice spokesperson told The New York Times. While this isn’t overly lengthy for an independent investigation (the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of […]

Collusion vs. Obstruction: Did the Mueller Report Really Exonerate Trump?

On Sunday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his satisfaction with the conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” he wrote. But Trump’s tweet is not entirely accurate. Here’s what happened. No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT! […]

House Votes 420-0 for Public Release of Mueller Report

The House of Representatives wants special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be made available to them–and the public. Lawmakers today overwhelmingly passed a resolution, 420 to 0, urging the Justice Department to publicly release Mueller’s report on whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Six committee chairs in the Democratic-controlled House introduced […]

Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Leaves Justice Department

Former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has resigned from the Justice Department, the agency announced Monday. Whitaker, who last month was replaced as attorney general by William Barr, reportedly left the agency on Saturday. Whitaker had been serving as senior counselor at the department in the weeks following Barr’s Senate confirmation. A Justice spokesperson […]