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House Dems Authorize New Powers to Take Trump World Figures to Court

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The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to give Congress the option to go to court against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in order to obtain documents related to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

The measure passed the chamber 229 to 191 along party lines.

The vote comes as the Department of Justice has just started providing more Mueller-related material to lawmakers following contentious negotiations. It had been anticipated on Capitol Hill for some time as a so-called “contempt” citation in response to Barr’s failure to turn over certain Mueller documents and McGahn’s failure to appear for testimony in May.

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