When the Republican-controlled House threatened Obama Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt for refusing to respond to a subpoena in the Fast and Furious scandal, he was able to laugh it off. It was like the joke about the dispute between God and the devil over the boundary between heaven and hell. When God threatened to sue, the devil wryly replied, Where are you going to get the lawyers?
Now House Democrats are on the verge of voting to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for failing to provide them a fully unredacted copy of the Mueller report. Barr has already legally given them transparency beyond what the law requires. For Barr to go further would violate the law that protects confidential information such as what comes from grand jury proceedings.