MSNBC's Morning Joe rips Bill Barr for mocking Nancy Pelosi's authority: 'He's laughing about breaking the law'
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough ripped Attorney General William Barr and the White House for "breaking the law" -- and laughing about it.


The attorney general crossed paths with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the National Peace Officers Memorial Day event, and Barr jokingly asked if she brought handcuffs, in reference to Democratic House threats to hold him in contempt of Congress.

"It's a good thing that we have an attorney general that's laughing at being held in contempt of Congress, and also laughing about the fact that, well, he committed perjury before Congress," Scarborough said, sarcastically. "He thinks it's a joke, thinks it's funny."

The White House has refused to comply with subpoenas and requests of documents from House committees, and the attorney general has misled the public about special counsel Robert Mueller's report and complied with President Donald Trump's order to investigate the origins of that probe.

"He's laughing about breaking the law, he's laughing about being held in contempt of Congress," Scarborough said. "The White House is laughing, the attorney general is laughing about them breaking the law that requires the president of the United States, the IRS, to turn over the president's tax returns to the Ways and Means Committee."

"He committed perjury not just once likely twice while testifying before the United States House of Representatives and the Senate, and he's laughing about it," he added.