A subpoena ordering Attorney General William Barr to testify before Congress would be quashed in court, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.Validating such a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee would be both legally tenuous and a first in congressional history, Gaetz claimed in a Tuesday interview on "The Story." Gaetz claimed the situation is an effort by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to appease those in her caucus who want President Trump impeached. "It has literally never happened before in the Judiciary Committee's history, outside of the scope of impeachment," he said. "I think it's largely because Nancy Pelosi is trying to feed her conference something to show momentum, even though it's not her desire to impeach." Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced Monday he was putting a hold on formal contempt proceedings against Barr, after reaching an agreement with the Justice Department to procure evidence related to the Russia investigation.
Source: Fox News June 12, 2019 00:45 UTC