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“The point of holding someone in ‘Contempt of Congress’ is to punish them, up to a year in jail and a fine for refusing to testify. That’s essentially what Barr is doing by not showing up,”
Ronn Owens is joined by ABC Legal Analyst Royal Oakes to explain the meaning of the phrase “Contempt of Congress”. It’s been thrown around in every discussion of Attorney General Bill Barr’s appearance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, his refusal to testify in front of the House Committee and ignoring deadlines to give all members of Congress the full, unredacted version of the Mueller Report. They also discuss where we go from here.
Listen to the full report below.