Judges can throw a person in jail without cause and hold them there indefinitely. This harkens back to the dark ages of feudal Europe and is an egregious evil that should be expressly removed from our system of government.
If a public official fails to obey the law, especially public records law, they obviously should go straight to prison - no exceptions. This is one of the most damaging things that can happen to a nation because the contagion and temptation is so seductive.
BUT failing to respond to official Congressional requests is far more serious. By refusing to obey Congress while both are acting in their official capacities, rouge federal employees are quite literally committing treason. It is not only reasonable, it is nearly required, to begin prosecution for that capital crime against the United States itself.
Congress should, at the same time it strips judges of the power to indefinitely imprison people on a whim, give itself that same power. The reasoning? The same reason Congress is the most powerful branch of government. Because if you can get a majority of 400 people to agree on an issue being broadcast on TV it is infinitely more likely to be valid than what some power tripping idiot dreams up in his own demented reality.
There has been just about enough petty bureaucrats telling the final oversight of government power to "Go to hell, I don't answer to you". NO law works without a penalty phase. It's past time for Congress to grow some teeth.