‘You like records’: AG Barr jokes with departing deputy about recent contempt vote

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As Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made his departure from the Justice Department official, his boss shared some thoughts.

William Barr, the nation’s new attorney general, referenced a recent congressional committee vote to hold him in contempt. Democratic lawmakers have expressed dissatisfaction with Barr’s handling of the Mueller report.

But Barr made light of the situation during a farewell ceremony for Rosenstein this week.

“You like records,” he said to his outgoing deputy. “This must be a record of attorney general being proposed for contempt within 100 days of taking office.”

The comment evoked some laughter from those in attendance. Watch the entire ceremony below: