(NBC News) The Justice Department is threatening to claim executive privilege over the entire Mueller report, much of it already public, and the underlying evidence unless Democrats cancel a scheduled contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr for refusing to comply with a subpoena to provide the full report.
“This kind of obstruction is dangerous” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler said after receiving a letter outlining the Justice Department’s position.
Nadler confirms the vote will still occur.
Democrats argue their investigation is not just about President Trump and obstruction. A big part of the Mueller report was about Russia interfering in the 2016 election and lessons to be learned for 2020.
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