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Attorney General Bill Barr HANDCUFFED? Lawmakers Now Weighing That Option

Congressional legislators are hinting at the nuclear option in order to enforce their powers as an equal branch of government.

Despite the President’s repeated insistence that “it’s done”, the fight for the truth of the Mueller report seems to live on in the hearts of democrats the nation over.

Somewhere, maybe in the redactions, maybe in Mueller’s own heart, they’ll find the sliver of evidence that will help them finally rescind the results of the 2016 election….at least according to some fo the more fanciful and whimsical news outlets out there.

On the right, however, accusations of covering for a Kremlin-compromised President have been showered, in bountiful buckets, from the mainstream media.

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And so the fight will rage on, at least for now, and lawmakers are currently puffing out their chests before the final blows are set to land.

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One such bit of bravado comes to us from Congress, where legislators are now threatening to put the Attorney General in handcuffs.

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Oversight Committee said the House has the power to “handcuff” someone who refuses to testify, and stated she’s “going to start with Mr. Barr and bring him in.”

Speier said, “I think, before long, you’re going to see more and more people willing to be very aggressive. I think, frankly, our membership has been very respectful and has tried to accommodate everyone in terms of having them come without subpoena. I think subpoenas are going to fly now, and when they are not complied with, we have what’s called inherent contempt proceedings. Which means we send the sergeant [at] arms out to handcuff the individual who is declining to testify.”

Host Chris Matthews then asked, “Who are you going to handcuff?”

Speier responded, “Well, I’m going to start with Mr. Barr and bring him in. And –.”

Matthews interrupted Speier just then in a bit of dramatic “surprise”, in order to let Speier reiterate his point, if he cared to do so.

Speier went on to remind us that there is a jail cell in The Capitol for just such a purpose, and it had been used as recently as 1930.

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