Attorney General William Barr reportedly met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi face-to-face Wednesday during an event at the Capitol; asking the top Democrat if she “brought her handcuffs” after accusing the senior Trump official of breaking the law just days ago.
“Colleague Jake Gibson rpts AG Barr spoke to Pelosi in person today, after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol. Source says Barr went up to Pelosi & asked her if she brought her handcuffs,” reported a journalist from Fox News.
Colleague Jake Gibson rpts AG Barr spoke to Pelosi in person today, after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol. Source says Barr went up to Pelosi & asked her if she brought her handcuffs
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 15, 2019
“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States,” Pelosi told reporters earlier this month. “That’s a crime.”
The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt last week after Barr refused to meet with Democrats to further discuss Robert Mueller’s “no collusion” final report.
“We will have no choice but to move quickly to hold the attorney general in contempt if he stalls or fails to negotiate in good faith,” Mr. Nadler said. “But the attorney general must make a choice. Every one of us must make the same choice. That choice is now an obligation of our office.”
“The choice is simple: We can stand up to this president in defense of the country and the Constitution we love, or we can let the moment pass us by,” he added.
BARR’S BOMBSHELL: The Attorney General Says ‘Spying Did Occur’ During 2016 Campaign
Attorney General William Barr stunned Congressional lawmakers Tuesday when he was asked to comment on whether “spying” took place during the 2016 race for the White House; saying “I think spying did occur.”
.@SenatorShaheen asks Barr about reports he's launched an investigation into officials who investigated Trump
"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," he says, echoing baseless right-win conspiracy theories. "I think spying did occur."
Shaheen is left speechless pic.twitter.com/G1fcAF2Irh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2019
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. Especially the generation that I grew up in… the Vietnam War period, people were concerned about spying on anti-war people and so forth by the government,” said Barr.
“I think it’s important to look at that… I think spying did occur,” he added.
Watch Barr’s explosive testimony above.
COLLUSION DELUSION: Adam Schiff Says AG Barr Simply ‘Doing the Bidding’ of the President
Rep. Adam Schiff continued to double-down on his baseless accusations of Russia-Trump collusion this week; accusing Attorney General William Barr of simply “doing the President’s bidding.”
“When you hear the Attorney General say he wants to look in to what he calls ‘spying’ into the President’s campaign, what’s your first reaction?” asked a reporter with ABC News.
Rep. Adam Schiff tells @Marykbruce Barr is doing Trump's "bidding" by saying he wants to look into "spying" into the Trump campaign.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 11, 2019
“It’s stunning to hear the top law enforcement officer in the country talk so cavalierly about spying on a political campaign. This must be very pleasing for Donald Trump who wants to create a narrative that he’s the victim of some Deep State coup,” said Schiff.
“The Attorney General has a higher responsibility than simply doing the bidding of the President of the United States,” he added.