what for what purpose does the gentleman from Texas seek recognition as to strike the last word gentleman is recognized thank you I'm really here in mourning for a once-great Judiciary Committee I know my first term Oh five and six I saw a current chairman as a champion for privacy rights for civil rights for Fourth Amendment rights Fifth Amendment rights and something dramatically has changed over the years there was concern back then about too much power through the FISA courts through the Patriot Act and we shared a number of those concerns and now this committee majority is on the wrong side of a very important historic time we've never had the intelligence community the FBI people at the top of the DOJ abusing their powers to create a case against a president where there was none where assets were actually used to try to set up members of the Trump campaign when there was no case to try to create a case we ought to be all over that we ought to be demanding answers from the FISA judge or judges who were either a contempt to have fraud committed against their courts or were complicit maybe it was Peter Struck's buddy that he bragged about in his text that was going to be the FISA judge that signed warrants where there was no probable cause of anything was an attempted coup and history is bringing that into focus more and more clearly and what does this committee do about the abuses the attempted coup it comes in and decides we're going to go after the Attorney General who's trying to clean up the mess Christopher Reis sure hasn't instead of asking from the Intel community let us see the hundred percent certain proof you have that Hillary Clinton's personal server was hacked by China no he covers it up said we still hadn't seen it well then ask to see it there is a disaster that has occurred in our justice system and this committee has oversight responsibilities and we are abusing those this this motion for contempt is not being done in good faith I'm not going to call anybody on this committee the names that my colleague from Tennessee just did in violation of our rules of decorum but the truth is we know that this committee majority is not acting in good faith how because they're moving could for contempt for an attorney general failing to turn over material that this majority at least some maybe it's just the staff but some people know that you can't hold someone in contempt you can vote to do that but you can't be in contempt for failing to produce things that are illegal for you to produce how do we know somebody over there knows that this is wrong is because there was an offer look Attorney General Barr if if you'll join us in going to court and getting a court order so that we can get the grand jury proceedings and evidence then we will disregard the contempt well that's evidence of a state of mind by the majority that at least somebody over there knows you cannot be contempt for failing to produce what would be illegal to produce without a court order the only wrong side of history and there is no joy here in seeing the abuses I hope and pray literally for the day when we can join forces and quit trying to push this idea of an attempted coup and uncover the abuses that have truly gone on my time is expired the committee's has to