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

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Sunday warned William BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 NadlerBiden backs effort to include immigration in budget package Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Britney Spears's new attorney files motion to remove her dad as conservator 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."