Barr Contempt Fight Could Drag Out as Trump Defies Democrats

Barr Contempt Fight Could Drag Out as Trump Defies DemocratsJudiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler — who warned Wednesday that “we are now in a constitutional crisis” — emphatically cast the decision to hold the attorney general in contempt as a battle between democracy and tyranny as Democrats face up to President Donald Trump’s decision to ignore their subpoenas. Nadler, a New York Democrat, told reporters that “probably” the next step after a vote by the full House would be to pursue a civil contempt case against Barr, but he wouldn’t rule out pursuing criminal contempt as well.

 

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