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House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in civil contempt

Breaking: House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in civil contempt | 11 June 2019 | The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to allow a congressional committee to enforce subpoenas by taking uncooperative executive-branch officials to court using a civil contempt resolution. A civil contempt resolution is different from criminal contempt of Congress, which can result in lofty fines and even jail time. The 229-191 vote fell straight along party lines. It came after the House Judiciary Committee hammered out the details of the contempt resolution in a marathon hearing.