House Democrats continue to threaten to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt, and the DOJ is battling back:

Rep. Jerrold Nadler wants the less-redacted version of the Mueller report made available for more members of the House and Senate. So far six Dems have been offered the opportunity to read the less-redacted version. Can you guess how many have taken advantage of the opportunity?

Dems now want wider access to the less-redacted report that the ones who have been granted access haven’t read? Perfect:

The Justice Department on Monday tried to head off a contempt of Congress proceeding against Attorney General William Barr, offering House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) the chance to negotiate about the committee’s subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report.

In a letter to Nadler, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd invited the chairman to a negotiation session on Wednesday to discuss an “acceptable accommodation” that would potentially give more lawmakers access to a less-redacted version of the report, in addition to “possible disclosure of certain materials” cited in Mueller’s report.

It’s a safe bet that if Barr granted all congressional Dems access to the less-redacted version they’d hold off and insist on seeing a fully unredacted version, and so on.

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