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Barr Jokingly Asked Pelosi ‘If She Brought Her Handcuffs,’ Pelosi Said She Was Prepared To Arrest If Necessary: Reports

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Barr Jokingly Asked Pelosi ‘If She Brought Her Handcuffs,’ Pelosi Said She Was Prepared To Arrest If Necessary: Reports





Just a week after U.S. Attorney General William Barr was held in contempt for refusing to comply with the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena of the full Mueller Report and underlying evidence, Barr reportedly joked about going to jail during an encounter with Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wednesday at an event on Capitol Hill.

New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos reported 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: “Pelosi smiled and, per a bystander, told Barr the House Sergeant at Arms was there should an arrest be needed. Barr laughed; walked away.”



ABC Congressional and White House reporter John Parkinson confirmed Fandos’ report, tweeting: “Source confirms AG Barr approached @SpeakerPelosi at National Peace Officers Memorial Service, shook her hand + said loudly “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Pelosi smiled and indicated to Barr the House Sergeant at Arms was present should an arrest be necessary.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram tweeted: “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.”




“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.”





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