Fines, jail time? Trump team resists oversight, Dems dig in

Fines, jail time? Trump team resists oversight, Dems dig in

According to CNN, Graham - the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - sent Mueller a letter in regards to Barr's characterization of a phone conversation the pair had several weeks ago. He said Mueller had told him that his letter had not been misleading - rather, that he thought the press reporting about the letter had been inaccurate.

Nadler's committee is conducting its own probe into whether President Donald Trump or anyone in his inner circle obstructed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Russian Federation investigation or has been involved in other corrupt activity.

Democrats and the mainstream media are complicit in what may turn out to be one of the greatest scandals in US history-and Barr is the man who seems willing to finally uncover the corruption.

(Did he fear the White House might assert executive privilege?) And two: Why does he think Barr declined to release the special counsel's own summaries before the full report was released?

Critics say that in Barr, who first served as attorney general in the administration of former President George H.W. Bush, Trump has finally found a partisan willing to stick up for him.

Trump, his children and their family real estate company swiftly responded, seeking a preliminary injunction that would stop the banks from complying with the subpoenas while the lawsuit is underway.

Representative Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, and Representative Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said on April 15 their panels had issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions for information on Trump's finances.

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Pols hold plenty of babies on the stump, so when someone handed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi an infant during a scrum with reporters at Tufts University on Friday, she didn't miss a beat.

Mr Barr's decision to avoid the hearing, made after a disagreement with the committee over questioning, and the Democratic response brought both sides closer to a court battle - one that could pit Mr Trump against House Democrats well into the 2020 presidential campaign season. Now we have Graham offering Mueller a chance to finally set the record straight about Barr's summary.

Senator Harris asked Barr if the President or anyone at the White House asked him (suggested; hinted; inferred) to open an investigation on anyone.

"The Committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the [Justice] Department", Nadler told Barr in a letter. Others, including numerous 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, have called on him to resign. He was particularly perturbed by those dismissing Robert Mueller's letter criticizing Barr's four-page summary of the special counsel's report. Democrats refused to accommodate Barr because Raskin said there's a bigger constitutional principle at stake.

Barr's defenders say the attorney general followed Justice Department regulations and had no choice but to make a legal determination about a question Mueller had left unanswered.

The lawmakers said the rules of the bar in both Virginia and the District of Columbia, where Mr. Barr as admitted to practice, require candidness from all lawyers.

Cooper then asked again, "but do you actually believe that you're going to - that your committee is going to order the Attorney General of the United States to be arrested by the sergeant of arms and put in jail?"