Liars. Leakers. Criminals and traitors, willing to undermine democracy and the rule of law because of one man.
For members of a bitterly divided House Judiciary Committee, “contempt” was not limited to the formal action instigated against Attorney General William Barr for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena.
The legal term also defined the attitudes of the committee members towards the Trump administration, law enforcement officials and – most dramatically for a Congress already in its institutional power struggle with the executive branch – toward each other.