Sessions, Christie Say US Not Facing 'Constitutional Crisis'
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say a move by U.S. House Democrats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt does not create a "constitutional crisis," as one key Democratic lawmaker claimed.
Sessions and Christie spoke about special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Barr's handling of the report at a conference in Las Vegas Wednesday.
Their comments came hours before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt for failing to release the full report and underlying evidence.
Sessions says the country is "not even close" to a constitutional crisis and Christie, a former prosecutor pointed out that there's precedent for a sitting U.S. attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress.