‘You’re on the Wrong Side of History’: GOP Rep Knocks Dems as Mueller Tension Turns up a Notch

Things are getting heated in Washington, D.C. surrounding special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report — especially now that the president is invoking “executive privilege.”

Congress members are clashing on Capitol Hill with the president as Democrats were looking to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not handing over the full, unredacted report.

“Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) slammed House Democrats for wanting Barr to release Mueller’s unredacted report.

“You cannot be in contempt for failing to produce what would be illegal to produce without a court order,” Gohmert said during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

“You’re on the wrong side of history,” the Republican lawmaker declared to the Democrats. “And there is no joy here seeing the abuses.”

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In response to the executive privilege, the White House press secretary blasted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s “desperate ploy to distract from the President’s historically successful agenda and our booming economy.”

Sanders continued in the statement:

“The Attorney General has been transparent and accommodating throughout this process, including by releasing the no-collusion, no-conspiracy, no-obstruction Mueller Report to the public and offering to testify before the Committee. These attempts to work with the Committee have been flatly rejected. They didn’t like the results of the report, and now they want a redo.

Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege.”

Read the letter of executive privilege below:

Following the assertion of executive privilege, Nadler claimed during Wednesday’s hearing that the “decision represents a clear escalation in the Trump Administration’s blanket defiance of Congress’ constitutionally-mandated duties.”

As tensions continue to escalate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also told The Washington Post earlier that day that Trump is “becoming self-impeachable.”

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“[…] Take a minute to let this sink in,” Sanders told reporters outside of the White House on Wednesday, “Chairman Nadler is asking the attorney general of the United States to break the law and commit a crime by releasing information that he knows he has no legal authority to have.”

She added, “It’s truly outrageous and absurd what the chairman is doing and he should be embarrassed by his behavior.”

Correction [5/8/19, 5:43 p.m. EST]: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that President Donald Trump’s usage of executive privilege blocked the vote on holding Barr in contempt. We have corrected the error.

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George Peters
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wrong side of history, indeed. i think they are on the very wrong side of the majority of what americans need and want.they are so fixated on impeaching trump, nothing else matters. looking forward to 2020, and seeing whole kaboodle of them without a job, and hopefully in prison.

Susan Souriolle Cox
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Obviously Nadler is showing his own disdain for the president and is again attacking anyone who takes the side that Trump is not guilty of the accusations that have been bantered about by the party. He is out of his mind to continue this rhetoric. I am ashamed that our congress cannot find better things to do than all this, like help the country, work together to pass good legislation and fix our immigration that is a threat to our sovereignty . Shame on all of them!

John Furlong
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The demo maggots are on the wrong side of EVERYTHING

Friend
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“On the wrong side of history.” Meaning, following the history of Ancient Rome in sliding from a Republic into an Empire under a Cesar? Plenty of Trump’s supporters want that, far more Americans don’t

Otis
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Did you mean Cesar Chavez or you just don’t know how to spell?

Morte206
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LOL x’s 10

Friend
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You got me: “… under a Caesar.” Bet you think you invalidated my meme with your knowledge of the correct spelling.

John Furlong
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You will find out how wrong you are in 2020 when Trump/Pence win by a landslide

Friend
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Or, more likely, Trump/Pence declare they won by a landslide, and refuse to release the actual results.

John Guehlstorff
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Hey Friend. The Monty Python skit was the perfect example of these so called “hearings” by the Nadler Tattlers. Pretty funny to watch MP. Not so funny to watch the political BS being displayed by the Nadler bunch. What ever they can do to keep the money coming in to their personal bank accounts by pretending to be servants of the people.

Question. Why do folks go to DC not well off and in the matter of a couple of years they are millionaires? Both sides of the aisle. TERM LIMITS!!!!!!

Friend
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Monty Python does a great rendition of the Democrat’s ‘Russian Collusion investigation.” https://youtu.be/H9PY_3E3h2c

banstan
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Classic!

Lynne
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The United States government is a circus and the players are all clowns including the potus ~ with that said ~ the American people demand a transparent government ~ the (exc)use of “executive privilege” is an abuse of power by the potus as a means to hide the truth ~ a skill honed by a long line of despicable people in government ~ with the exception of Sanders who has learned “the art of speaking alternative truths” on the job! smh~

Jason Alsbrook
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It’s always great to hear these enlightening “everyone sucks but me” comments. So productive and it solves so many problems. “The United States Government is a circus and the players are all clowns”. That’s deep.

Friend
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And exactly what evidence do you have to reach this conclusion? And speaking of “transparent government,” isn’t that exactly what Obama promised and never delivered?

Mer
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Lynne, Do you pay attention to what’s going on or do you just make stuff up as you go along? Promises made, promises kept. Except where obstructed by Dimrats, and yet he just keeps plowing along. God Bless our President and God Bless America, and Keep America Great in 2020!

Mer
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And PS Lynne, It might be less of a circus if we had more people like Trump that know how to get something done, and less Dims in Congress that just want to throw tantrums like little children. I can’t believe Hillary is still crying over her loss. I mean, will she never grow up?

Jeffrey Brian Caudell
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Lynne, your biased thoughts and feelings are showing. Unfortunately for you, you’re on the wrong side of history. If Nadler, and the Democrats had a legitimate need for the information they’re requesting, they should know that they simply have to request from the court to have access. The only problem, the Nazicrats know they don’t have a ligitimate reason that will be acceptable to the court, so they play their public antics hoping that Barr would do something stupid, which I don’t see happenin

Morte206
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Out of curiosity what was your take on Fast and Furious, Holders blatant contempt of Congress and Super Os use of EP in that debacle? Transparently self serving of Super O IMHO but then I suppose it was really just Barry having Eric’s back right, kinda like Eric was Barry’s AG first, the people’s second.

banstan
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lynne is soooo WOKE!

Cherl
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Well aren’t you just precious? “~with that said~” Hate is an ugly trait both inside and out. And nothing has been uglier than the treatment of Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump and now AG Barr. Transparency will soon be more than you can handle when the true source of these despicable accusations are revealed. Keep hating while President Trump makes the USA what Obama could not.

James
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Quite obviously Nadler has become a Dictator by requesting (“demanding” ?) that the top law enforcement officer in the United States – the Attorney General – break the law in order to give him information he is not entitled to have. Nadler needs to be removed from his position as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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