This is going to be a big mistake.
Recently on MSNBC, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said he has no issue with “eliminating” Attorney General William Barr’s office budget if he doesn’t testify in their investigation over the firing og SDNY prosecutor Geoffrey Berman.
According to Breitbart. MSNBC’s Host Rachel Maddow asked, “It’s been reported over the course of this evening, both Axios and now NBC News reporting that you are— that you intend to send a subpoena to the attorney general for his testimony in this investigation that you’re launching. Is that true? And what do you expect will be the result?”
Nadler replied, “Well, we have begun the process. It takes a process. We have begun the process to issue that subpoena. Yes, it is very much true. We are doing that.”
Maddow then asked, “Do you expect that Attorney General Barr will respect the subpoena, or do you expect that he’ll defy it?”
Nadler replied, “Well, we don’t know that. Subpoenas are supposed to be respected, obviously, but the corruption of the Attorney General Barr may lead him to try to defy it. Let me say we have other remedies too, to try to force the attorney general. We can eliminate his office budget. There are a number of things we can do, which we will do.”
Maddow then said, “His office budget, like his paper clips budget? Or does he have some sort of large discretionary amount of funding that you could cut off? What do you mean by his office budget?”
Nadler responded, “We are talking about the budget in the Department of Justice.”
Maddow said, “Oh.”
You can watch a clip of Nadler’s comments here.