House Judiciary Dem warns of contempt citation if Barr does not turn over documents

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Sunday warned William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrImpeachment tests Barr-Trump relationship Democratic senators seek documents on Trump's alleged call for Barr press conference The Hill's Morning Report — Bloomberg news shakes up 2020 race MORE that he faces a contempt citation if the attorney general does not comply with requests for documents relating to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's report.

"I think if the attorney general does not, the chairman will ask the committee to move forward with a contempt citation,” said Cicilline, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." 

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He added that the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerAs impeachment goes public, forget 'conventional wisdom' What this 'impeachment' is really about — and it's not the Constitution Trump officials weigh adding more countries to travel ban list: report MORE (D-N.Y.) asked Barr for documents related to the Mueller report, especially a less-redacted version of the report and documents referenced in it. He added that Nadler gave until 9 a.m. on Monday to produce the document.

“Members of our committee need to see the full r report and the supporting documents so we can continue to do our work, conduct oversight in a responsible and sober way,” he said. 

In April, the Justice Department released a redacted version of the Mueller report. Prior to the release, Barr wrote a memo to Congress saying that  Mueller's team did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and that they did not find enough evidence to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against the president. 

Barr's comments have recently come under scrutiny after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a letter last Wednesday that Mueller wrote to Barr slamming the memo to Congress as creating "public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation."