William Barr is NOT amused. He has just been held in contempt of Congress, and is now fighting back, swinging with full power.
Barr mentioned how he didn’t have to even release any of the Mueller report at all, according to the Special Council rules.
“The Attorney General could not comply with the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena without violating the law, court rules, and court orders, and without threatening the independence of the Department’s prosecutorial functions, Unfortunately, rather than allowing the negotiations to continue, Chairman Nadler short-circuited these efforts by proceeding with a politically motivated and unnecessary contempt vote, which he refused to postpone to allow additional time to explore discussion and compromise. It is deeply disappointing that elected representatives of the American people have chosen to engage in such inappropriate political theatrics. Regrettably, Chairman Nadler’s actions have prematurely terminated the accommodation process and forced the President to assert executive privilege to preserve the status quo.”
“No one, including Chairman Nadler and his Committee, will force the Department of Justice to break the law,” the statement said.