Pelosi says Barr should be held in contempt of Congress

Pelosi says Barr should be held in contempt of Congress
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiJohnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Mueller report fades from political conversation Five key players in Trump's trade battles MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Mueller report fades from political conversation Barr removes prisons chief after Epstein death MORE should be held in contempt of Congress.

“Yes, I think that the attorney general should be held in contempt,” she said at a Washington Post event.

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She also said impeaching the attorney general is not "off the table." 

The House Judiciary Committee is voting later Wednesday on whether to hold Barr in contempt after he did not meet the committee’s demands for the unredacted report from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE along with its underlying evidence.

The Justice Department late Tuesday threatened to invoke executive privilege to keep the redacted portions of the report from Congress.

— Updated at 9:30 a.m.