A federal appeals judge and the top House attorney tangled over what would happen if the Justice Department didn’t hand over grand jury information redacted from the Mueller report, resulting in the House lawyer conjuring up a hypothetical gunfight between lawmakers’ top security enforcer and the attorney general’s security detail.

With the House and Trump administration repeatedly fighting over subpoenas, Democrats have shied away from the House using its contempt powers or having the chamber’s sergeant-at-arms penalize those who don’t comply with congressional mandates for information. But House general counsel Douglas Letter found himself describing that scenario during a high-profile hearing Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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