contempt of Congress


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Noun1.contempt of Congress - deliberate obstruction of the operation of the federal legislative branch
contempt - a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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WASHINGTON The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
By a 24-15 vote, the committee advanced the question to the full House of Representatives, which will also vote on whether to hold the two Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for defying panel subpoenas, Sputnik reported.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL DEMOCRATS AND DOJ REACH DEAL ON MUELLER PROBE The US House Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement to gain access to evidence special counsel Robert Mueller collected on whether the President acted improperly, the panel's chairman said, backing off a plan to hold attorney general William Barr in contempt of Congress for blocking the release.
As part of that approach, the House is expected next week to hold McGahn and Attorney General William Barr , who has refused to turn over the full Mueller report, in contempt of Congress. The resolution scheduled for a June 11 vote will allow the Judiciary Committee to seek court enforcement of its subpoenas.
Summary: Washington [US], June 4 (ANI): The Democrats-controlled House is expected to vote on June 11 to hold US Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress.
The House Judiciary Committee already has taken steps to hold Barr in contempt of Congress after making a similar and unanswered request.
On Wednesday, they took a first step toward doing so when the House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the House hold Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to release an unredacted version of the Mueller report, along with the report's underlying evidence.
REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo/File Photo WASHINGTON - 9 May 219: The US House Judiciary Committee voted to advance a resolution to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report, after President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege over Mueller's findings, ABC News reported.
Addressing the meeting of the committee, Chairman Jerrold Nadler said, "Today we consider a report recommending that the House of Representatives hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a valid subpoena issued by this Committee.
The administration's decision was announced just as the House Judiciary Committee was slated to vote on a resolution recommending the full House find Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. The vote was not held by the time The Daily Star went to print.
House panel met to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over the document.