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Barr mocks Pelosi

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guys, if I didn't know any better, I'd say it looks suspiciously like congress had no legal authority to demand that Barr hand over grand jury testimony, and democrats in congress were literally trying to abuse their power to compel someone to do something illegal


Attorney General Barr to House Speaker Pelosi: 'Did you bring your handcuffs?'

Attorney General William Barr reportedly joked Wednesday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., about being put in handcuffs on the sidelines of an event honoring slain law enforcement officers outside the Capitol.

“Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?" Barr quipped to Pelosi, according to the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Pelosi smiled and offered her own tongue-in-cheek response. The House sergeant-at-arms was in attendance, should an arrest be necessary, the top Democrat told the attorney general. Barr reportedly chuckled and walked away, according to the outlets

Wednesday, the White House, in a 12-page letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., declined to hand over information requested by the panel as part of a wide-ranging investigation into President Donald Trump's presidency.

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone in the letter wrote that the administration would not cooperate with the committee's request, saying it "has no legitimate role" to investigate the president. In addition, the top White House lawyer said the request was overreach by politically motivated lawmakers.