Attorney General William Barr cracked a hilarious joke on Wednesday when he met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the west front of the Capitol to commemorate the National Peace Officers Memorial service.
Barr jokingly asked Speaker Pelosi if she had brought handcuffs with her.
This exchange of words took place while they were waiting for President Trump, who was late, to arrive at the National Peace Officers Memorial Day 38th Annual Memorial Service.
“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 House Judiciary Committee cited Barr for contempt last week for refusing to release the unredacted version of the Mueller report.
Barr is prohibited from releasing the unredacted report because it contains classified and other sensitive material.
The interesting thing here is that Pelosi 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” so one can understand why AG Barr joked with Pelosi about arresting him.
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