The House Judiciary committee recently voted to propose a contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General William Barr, and the speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., might, or might not, schedule a House vote.
But he’s the top law enforcer in the nation, and “Barr doesn’t seem to scared of Nancy Pelosi right now.”
That’s from social media aggregator Twitchy after the two reportedly exchanged words on Wednesday.
“Madam speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”
No need, there a House sergeant at arms to do what I ask.
Reports of the exchange were on social media and elsewhere:
Today at a law enforcement ceremony at Capitol:
AG Barr approached Pelosi, shook her hand: “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”
Pelosi smiled and, per a bystander, told Barr the House Sergeant at Arms was there should an arrest be needed. Barr laughed; walked away
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) May 15, 2019
The Hill reported the exchange came while both were waiting for President Trump’s arrival at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Serivce.
“As those seated on the platform waited for the president’s arrival in an adjacent tent, Attorney General Barr approached Speaker Pelosi, shook her hand and said loudly, ‘Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?’” a bystander told The Hill.
“The speaker, not missing a beat, smiled and indicated to the attorney general that the House sergeant-at-arms was present at the ceremony should an arrest be necessary. The attorney general chuckled and walked away,” the bystander added, reported the Hill.
Democrats in Congress have been fuming that Barr refused to follow their orders to turn over a full and unredacted Mueller report on now-discredited claims the Trump 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.
Barr, in fact, is prevented by from releasing any of those materials that are from various grand jury meetings. Congress established that law and could change it, but didn’t. The Democrats just told him to provide the materials, apparently irrespective of the law.
So that was the reason for the committee Democrats calling for him to be cited.
Extremist Democrats even have suggested jailing those in the Trump administration who don’t do their bidding.
“Pelosi recently joked during a Washington Post Live event that there is “a little jail down in the basement of the Capitol, but if we were arresting all of the people in the administration, we would have an overcrowded jail situation,” the Hill reported.
Pertinent to the issue, however, is the fact that Barr and others are investigating who started the “Russia” collusion investigation, whether the spying that the Obama administration did on the Trump campaign was justified, or not.
There also is the issue of various secret details being released to the press from within the Obama administration, and those FBI and DOJ officials who insisted that Trump would not be allowed to be president. As well as an issue of presenting known false information to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judges as the truth.
It’s not outside of the realm of possibility that there could be criminal charges against various Obama officials for their roles in that investigation launch.