“Is this what it looks like when you have nothing to hide?” tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The panel voted 24-16 along party lines to send a contempt resolution to the full House.
The meeting of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday quickly turned into a tale of two parties - Republicans talked mainly about their desire to investigate the investigators, and how the Russia investigation began, while Democrats said there was no reason the White House should block access to the details of what the Mueller probe uncovered.
"Bill Barr is going to dig into the origins of the bogus Russian collusion allegation," Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), who accused Hillary Clinton's campaign of conspiring with Russia during the 2016 elections.
"This is all about impeaching the President," said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). "The Democrats need to get over it."
"The Attorney General has stonewalled," said Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). "This is all part of a cover up."
"Executive privilege is not a cloak of secrecy," said Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). "We're just asking for the truth."
“You can't exert executive privilege after the fact,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
The battle over contempt - and executive privilege on the Mueller Report - came amid uncertainty over whether there would be testimony of any kind from both former White House Counsel Don McGahn, or the man in charge of the investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller.