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Nadler pushes for empowering committee chairs on contempt

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is pushing to empower committee chairs to hold individuals in contempt of Congress without going to the floor for a full House vote, a move that could expedite Democrats' ability to punish anyone who defies their subpoenas but also risk further escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House.

Trump invokes executive privilege over Mueller report

President Donald Trump invoked blanket executive privilege over Robert Mueller's full report Wednesday in retribution for a pending vote by House Democrats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.

House panel seeks to hold Barr in contempt

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declined to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report to Congress.

House panel approves staff to question Barr

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to allow staff to question Attorney General William Barr during his hearing on the special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, raising the possibility that he won't show up.

House Judiciary chair demands info on family separations

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has requested numerous documents and communications related to the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that led to the separation last year of migrant families who crossed the southern border illegally.

Sources: DOJ blames Whitaker delay on shutdown

The Justice Department has been in ongoing talks with Capitol Hill about a date for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, according to a sources familiar with the discussions. But Whitaker has yet to agree to a date -- raising the possibility that Democrats may try to force him to appear with a subpoena.

NY Rep.: Cohen payments could be 'impeachable offenses'

If accusations that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush payments to women who had alleged affairs with Trump prove to be true, New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said those actions would be impeachable offenses.