White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday attacked House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and insisted that she understands the law about releasing the unredacted Mueller report "better than he does."
As the Judiciary Committee was considering contempt charges against Attorney General William Barr, Sanders spoke about Nadler to reporters at the White House.
“You would think for an attorney, Chairman Nadler would be a little more up on the law," Sanders told one reporter. "I'm not, and I actually feel like I understand it better than he does."
"Chairman Nadler -- take a minute to let this sink in -- Chairman Nadler is asking the attorney general of the United States to break the law and commit a crime by releasing information that he knows he has no legal authority to have," she added. "It’s truly outrageous."
In his Wednesday hearing, Nadler clarified that Democrats want Barr to legally release the unredacted Mueller report by getting a court order to reveal grand jury testimony.
It has been 58 days since Sanders has held a formal briefing for the White House press corps.
Read some of Sanders' remarks below.
I asked @presssec about Nadler's claim the WH already waived privilege when it complied with Mueller probe. She sai… https://t.co/yJTFQ3Cmag— Francesca Chambers (@Francesca Chambers)1557329152.0
WH insists Nadler wants Barr to break the law by disclosing grand jury material. "As long as Congress and this com… https://t.co/bFBou2zfeb— Steven Portnoy (@Steven Portnoy)1557330267.0
Sarah Sanders this morning, per @kathrynw5: “Look I think it’s so absurd this idea that Congress doesn’t get to see… https://t.co/GsaV4DkZeW— Rebecca Kaplan (@Rebecca Kaplan)1557331254.0
Sarah Sanders takes a swipe at Nadler. “I actually feel like I understand (the law) better than he does. The Attorn… https://t.co/ZBH9qSX97g— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1557332962.0