On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday, host Mark Levin asked what Democrats were going to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for – for following the law?
“So, they [Democrats in Congress] want to hold him in contempt and create another pseudo-issue,” stated Mark Levin. “‘Now we have an attorney general held in contempt.’ For what – for following the law? For following the law?”
Mark Levin’s comments came after House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), according to Breitbart, stated that if Attorney General William Barr doesn’t comply with the committee’s subpoenas, the committee has “no other alternative” but to use the sergeant at arms to bring Barr to the House, suggesting, “I hope it would be inherent contempt. Because in inherent contempt, we’d go out, take him, and bring him in, and have him personally brought to the House.”
Below in pertinent part is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show on Monday:
“And now, of course, we have this attack on Bill Barr. ‘You know, if you don’t give us that whole d--- report by Wednesday, we’re going to hold you in contempt.’
“Now, ladies and gentlemen, if Bill Barr gave them the whole report by Wednesday, he would be violating federal law since 6E grand jury information is secret as a matter of federal law passed by Congress.
“So, unless Congress amends its own law, or Congress goes to the courts and makes the claim that this information should be public, and it meets the standard that Congress set in the original statute, the information’s not free to be made public, nor should you want it to be made public – grand jury information.
“If you’re ever dragged in front of a grand jury against your will with a subpoena, and you’re talking there and they’re taking a transcript of what you’re saying, you’re not permitted to have a lawyer, you’re not represented. It’s purely the prosecutor’s tool.
“And so, these people in the Congress and on this committee, they’re well aware of this. So why are they doing this? They’re trying to humiliate people. They’re trying to embarrass people, even though they know that this stuff is not supposed to be in public.
“Why did Congress pass this law in the first place? To prevent people from being treated as if they’re criminals without any kind of fair due process. And so the attorney general is trying to protect that. And he’s standing up for the law that Congress originally passed – not this Congress, not this bunch of mobsters. No.
“And so, they would lose that litigation.
“So, they want to hold him in contempt and create another pseudo-issue. ‘Now we have an attorney general held in contempt.’ For what – for following the law? For following the law?