AG William Barr is refusing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, daring Democrats to subpoena him

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Attorney General William Barr has decided not to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The move comes after Barr learned last week that Democrats on the committee were planning to have staff attorneys question him during the hearing, which planned to focus on his oversight of the Russia investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller. Barr threatened not to appear before the committee after he learned that fact, because the Justice Department reportedly believes staff lawyers should not be allowed to question the attorney general. “It’s none of the business of a witness to try to dictate try to a congressional committee what our procedures for questioning him are,” House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said earlier this week, in response to Barr’s threat. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Attorney General William Barr will not testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week following a tense standoff with House Democrats over the terms of his testimony.

The Justice Department notified the committee on Wednesday that Barr will not appear before the panel to testify about his oversight of the Russia investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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