Thursday, May 9, 2019 |
We start today with a battle between Congress and the Justice Department in the U.S., Iran’s plans to quit parts of the nuclear deal and attempts to change tourism in the Netherlands.
By Melina Delkic,nyt
Jerrold Nadler, the House Judiciary chairman, before a vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. Erin Schaff/The New York Times
‘This is not a step we take lightly’
That was Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, as Democrats took a major step toward holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report.
The vote, along party lines, came hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege, the first of his term, over the same material. The Justice Department called the vote an unnecessary and overwrought reaction.
Separately, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, was subpoenaed by a Republican-led Senate panel to testify about a meeting he had with Russians after he was promised political dirt on Hillary Clinton.