Hold Attorney General Barr Accountable!

The Attorney General lied to the American people and he lied to Congress. He lied about the Mueller Report, by stating that the report exonerated Trump from allegations of obstruction, despite the fact that the report was damning. Not only did AG Barr lie about Mueller’s work, he also won’t let Congress have access to it. Barr has ignored a lawful subpoena issued by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler, on behalf of the Judiciary Committee. Representative Jayapal also serves on that committee.

After Barr ignored the subpoena from the House Judiciary, Chairman Nadler sent AG Barr a counter offer to his subpoena in a good faith effort to negotiate.

The deadline for Barr's response is today, Monday May 6, at 9am.

The letter, sent to Barr on Friday states “the Committee remains willing to negotiate a reasonable accommodation with the Department” and suggested that the department “prioritize a specific, defined set of underlying investigative and evidentiary materials for immediate production.” Nadler does ask Barr to reconsider his refusal to let members of Congress view the redacted grand jury material in the report.

“The committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the department,” Nadler wrote. “But if the department persists in its baseless refusal to comply with a validly issued subpoena, the committee will move to contempt proceedings and seek further legal recourse.”

Rep. Jayapal is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and she is bold when necessary. If the Attorney General is to be held to account, it starts in the Judiciary Committee.

Unless Rep. Jayapal is currently reading the full, unredacted, Mueller Report today we need her to be bold again right now!

ACTION: Let Rep. Jayapal know we support holding AG Barr accountable!

Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’m calling to let you know I support Rep. Jayapal’s pursuit of the full, unredacted, Mueller report. We can’t trust AG Barr, and we have no way of knowing what is redacted. I also support holding AG Barr accountable for his crime of lying to congress in whatever form will make the most sense to acquire Mueller's report. I support holding AG Barr in Contempt of Congress. I support impeachment of AG Barr.”

Background:


https://www.npr.org/2019/05/02/719737153/does-congress-have-the-power-to-hold-ag-barr-in-contempt
https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/the-art-of-lying-has-reached-new-heights/article_06636d51-c13d-590e-8a2e-a947e78f981f.html


Tuesday
Pizza and Prose Letter Writing Party With Seattle Indivisible!

7pm at the Washington State Labor Council
321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144


https://www.facebook.com/events/612877215853985/
It's time to get to work on 2020! This is the second time we will be turning our regular Seattle Indivisible meeting into a SwingLeft letter-writing party: we'll be writing letters to potential voters in a critical election. This award-winning, proven tactic will help us work on crucial races all over the country

Please register here
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