DONALD AYER: In closing, it needs to be said that Bill Barr does regularly lie in ways that impact official action.
LOUIE GOHMERT: [KNOCKING ON DESK]
DONALD AYER: Along with his continuing media project to make Americans believe that the FBI conspired against Donald Trump, his statements about the Mueller report, Jeffrey Berman’s supposed resignation, and Barr’s own role in the events in Lafayette park–
LOUIE GOHMERT: [KNOCKING GROWS LOUDER]
DONALD AYER: –come quickly to mind. So does his practice of regularly early shrouding himself in the rhetoric and trappings of the rule of law even as he desecrates and undermines the institutions that make it possible. But to me, Barr’s crowning dishonesty–
- The gentlemen still has the floor.
LOUIE GOHMERT: [LOUD KNOCKING CONTINUES]
DONALD AYER: –is the portrait of Edward Levy that a recent “New York Times” article showed hanging on the wall of his conference room as though the current incumbent–
- Regular order, regular order. The witness will conclude.
- Regular order is right.
- We’re way beyond regular order.
- The witness will continue.
DONALD AYER: Can I have one more sentence here, your honor?
- By all means.
DONALD AYER: But to me, Barr’s crowning dishonesty is the portrait of Edward Levy.
- Mr. Chairman, I would ask that the Sergeant at Arms be called upon to stop the disruption of this meeting. I can’t hear this witness. This is a very important witness. Well, he’s way beyond his–
LOUIE GOHMERT: There are no rules about when people can talk. There’s no rules about when you can make noise.