The House Judiciary Committee voting along party lines to recommend Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt of congress.
It follows Barr’s refusal to comply with the panel’s subpoena for the unredacted version of the report, and underlying evidence.
Just before the committee convened, the Justice Department said President Trump had asserted executive privilege over the materials.
The White House said the Attorney General has already released, everything he could.
The committee vote against Barr comes as the Trump administration denies multiple oversight requests by hill Democrats, ranging from the president’s tax returns, to witness testimony from former and current White House officials.
The committee’s recommendation now goes to the full, Democratic-controlled house.
The next stop would be the courts.
Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee has been negotiating a date for special counsel Mueller to come testify himself.
A Justice Department official says the president’s assertion of executive privilege would have no direct bearing on that testimony.