WATCH: Jonathan Turley drops a TRUTH BOMB on the House Judiciary Committee over Barr contempt vote…

Jonathan Turley testified before Nadler’s House Judiciary Committee today and warned them not to pursue this ridiculous action of trying to hold Barr in contempt via the courts, because he said they would be heading into a “world of hurt if they do”:



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FOX NEWS – House Democrats are “heading into a world of hurt” if they escalate their fight with Attorney General Bill Barr over access to the full Robert Mueller report, according to constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley.

Turley, a George Washington University law professor, issued the warning during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. As lawmakers grilled him and other legal scholars on issues having to do with executive privilege and congressional oversight, Turley stated that while he generally tends to give weight to congressional power, they are sure to lose if they go to court for the purpose of holding Barr in contempt for not releasing the full Mueller report.

You are heading into a world of hurt if you go to the D.C. Circuit,” Turley warned.

The D.C. Circuit recently ruled on this very issue, stating in the case of McKeever v. Barr that, outside of the specific exceptions outlined in Rule 6(e), courts do not have authority to order the disclosure of grand jury information. Since any legal action taken against Barr for contempt would likely end up before the D.C. Circuit, Turley made it clear that going down that road is a bad idea for Congress.

“There’s no question that he cannot release this Rule 6(e) information,” Turley said, calling Barr’s position “unassailable.”

Turley made no bones about it in suggesting that the House Judiciary Committee was asking AG Barr to commit a CRIME.

He also reminded the committee that during Barr’s nomination hearings when he supported Barr’s nomination before the committee, he told them then that Barr could not commit to releasing the full report. In fact he said that if Barr had committed to it, he would have been against his nomination because it would have been unethical for him to make such a commitment.

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Romeg
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With all due respect to Professor Turley, since when did concerns about the legality of a particular action EVER dissuade Democrats from taking any such action? I cannot recall a single instance.

Conserve 58
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Professor Turley told Nadler and the rest of the democrat buffoons, “You pursue this course of action and you will be shot down.” We already know that Nadler, Pelosi and the rest of the brick headed democrats on that committee will not heed his advice. The fools will stubbornly and defiantly continue to kick the proverbial ‘anti Trump’ can down the road because it’s all they’ve got heading to the 2020 election. If they stop attacking Trump it’s over for them.

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Whoa! This entire FISA warrant issue is blowing up in all their faces, and if you go to The Gateway Pundit, the home page is reporting that Comey is ratting on Brennan, and Gates is ratting on Comey . . . Weeeeee Doggies! This is going to be fun! I hope they sing loud and long until it gets all the way to Lynch, Obama, and Hillary.

Jazzee
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popcorn and beer for all of us

ConstitutionalRepublic
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BOOM !! TRUTH, FACTS, the LAW – all things Democrats despise, and deliberately try to destroy, because it indicts Democrats for their political criminal agenda actions, who incessantly try to personally and professionally try to destroy those who uphold the US Constitution, the Rule of Law, ie; Conservative Lincoln Republicans – Pres Trump and AG Barr. From Obama’s IRS-Lois Lerner and FBI abuse of govt power and authority targeting of the Tea Party – it’s individual leadership, members and donors to prevent them from politically participating in the election process.. to SPYGATE, aka “Operation Crossfire Hurricane”, Obama and his political ideologue apparatchik zealots have without hesitation broke Constitutional and Federal Statue Laws for political gain, to bureaucratically legally politically remove a duly elected US president from office, aka coup de’ te sedition and treason, which in effect the Obama admin was a 3rd world lawless banana republic govt. George Washington… Read more »

Hy Feiber
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As a Crime Syndicate, stands to reason Democrats want Barr to break the law.

JohnGaltFLA
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Dimocrats could not understand what he said without cartoon drawings from the soon to be defunct Salon clowns.

Gigi0f4grands
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Unfortunately, those on the left do not now nor never have listened to reasoned statements by attorneys that testify in the House. As I told my husband this morning, they are all running around speaking and yammering about this and that, while their hair is on fire. That’s my picture of them as they run to a mic where ever they can find one.

D Guest
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But they know what they are doing (or at least some do). It’s all for the propaganda, and getting the lie to travel around the world first.

EWizzyEJDSon
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These moron Democrats will still press forward with this stupid contempt vote because of their deep seated hatred for Trump and the American People.

NYGino
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How refreshing to see a Dem not arguing strictly along party lines.

PVG
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BOOM! Shut up and sit down NoNads!!

kong1967
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I love Turley. He is a Democrat but he does not play politics. If Democrats are wrong he has no issue with saying so. Lawyers disagree with each other all the time, so one can disagree with his conclusions. But…with Turley you know you are getting his honest opinions and not political bias.

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I’ll say it here first… The Dems will lose the House in 2020… there’s going to be a shellacking. Again.
Professor Turley is a liberal but his Constitutional philosophy is spot on!

Colonel Beauregard Sanders III
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We need to work like the dickens to make sure that happens.

RKJames
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“Word to the wise . . .”, or should I more appropriately say . . . “word to the unethical . . .”
But, they don’t care. Their purpose is to inhibit the Right in any and all ways they can.

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Falling on deaf ears. Idiots.

PlotEvil
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Waiting for Turley to be told to resign/disbarred/be held in contempt because the D’s didn’t get their way in 3….2….1….

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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Ciceroni Excogitatoris

Comey and the anti-Trumpers will say, “Trump ate his soul.”

juanmotime
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Let the beatings begin!!!! KAG 2020

sjmom
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The Dems are going to just keep losing but they will continue to make themselves look like fools. They can’t help themselves because they’re obsessed with hatred for Trump.

PlotEvil
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Part of me’s like “They just keep wasting more of our money on this” and another part is like “keep going because your not writing horrible laws and making life worse for us.”

pendafon
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Great point! wink

PVG
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Essentially, Trump has shut down the Govt. without lifting a finger….cept maybe the middle one

Factotum
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As long as the Dems feed red meat to their rabid government employee union base, they are still winning.

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I’ve said all along that the Democrats really don’t care about the redacted parts of the Mueller report nor do they think there is some hidden boogey man there. This is all about casting a shadow over Trump to hurt his chances to win in 2020 and showboat for the idiots back home that put them in office.

Factotum
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Kavenaugh hearing told us all we need to know about the Democrats.

Paladin
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Isn’t it against the law to incite or force someone to break the law? Shouldn’t everyone on the House Judiciary Committee who voted for contempt be brought up on charges?

sjmom
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PaladinPaladin You’d think so and if it’s not it should be.

K-Bob
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I stated something similar a few days ago. I was only half joking. Conspiracy to violate the law should be treated the same, whether it’s done in Congress or in some back alley.

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