WASHINGTON – In response to questions from Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson (R-La.) during contempt proceedings for United States Attorney General William Barr, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) admitted that the subpoena commanding AG Barr to break the law or be held in contempt of Congress, was, in fact, meant as the “beginning of a dialogue.”
The extended exchange can be found here.
JOHNSON RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
“Time and again, I have called out the Democratic leadership of this committee for abdicating their responsibilities and weaponizing time-honored committee procedures for partisan political purposes. Today, Chairman Nadler admitted this was, in fact, their intent. Democrats’ actions prove they have no desire to obtain information and transparency for the American people, but rather, they are solely focused on drawing out an already concluded investigation.
“AG Barr cannot fully adhere to their subpoena without breaking the law, and issuing a congressional subpoena solely for the sake of starting a dialogue is wildly inappropriate. This markup is a shameful political stunt by the majority and a gross misuse of the taxpayers’ time and dollars. We are better than this.”