U.S. Attorney General William Barr, recently held in contempt for not complying with the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena of the full Mueller Report and underlying evidence, reportedly encountered Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wednesday at an event on Capitol Hill and joked about going to jail.
New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos said that Barr approached Pelosi at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day service, shook her hand and asked, “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”
According to Fandos, a bystander said Pelosi responded by smiling and saying that the House Sergeant at Arms could take care of that.
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
Barr reportedly laughed and left.
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