Attorney General William Barr was cited for contempt by the House Judiciary Committee last week for failing to deliver a document he is not only not required to provide, but legally prevented from handing out.
Even though he had to release nothing, Barr gave Congress almost all of the Mueller report. He withheld small portions of tit that included grand jury testimony, which he is not supposed to release.
Anyway, he’s got a sense of humor about it.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi whether she planned to arrest him when he appeared on the west front of the Capitol to commemorate the National Peace Officers Memorial service on Wednesday.
Barr, who was on a platform with congressional leaders as they awaited President Trump’s arrival, approached Speaker Pelosi and shook her hand, a bystander said. Apparently joking, he said loudly: “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”
The bystander said: “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.”