US House Judiciary Committee “Chairman Nadler Statement on AG Barr
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Chairman Nadler Statement on AG Barr
Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on Attorney General Barr failing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and defying a subpoena for the full, unredacted version of the Mueller report:
“Although we have worked around the clock to address his concerns, Attorney General Barr has informed us that he will not attend tomorrow’s hearing.
Given his lack of candor in describing the work of the Special Counsel, our Members were right to insist that staff counsel be permitted to question the Attorney General.
I understand why he wants to avoid that kind of scrutiny, but when push comes to shove, the Administration may not dictate the terms of a hearing in our hearing room.
“The Department of Justice has also told us that they will not comply with our subpoena for the full, unredacted Mueller report. I will continue to work with the Attorney General to reach a reasonable accommodation on access to the full report and the underlying evidence, but not for much longer.
“Compliance with congressional subpoenas is not optional.
There are many questions that must be answered. The Committee will convene at 9:00 tomorrow morning, as planned. My colleagues will be present. I hope and expect that Attorney General Barr will be there as well.”
Politics, Robert Muller, Donald Trump, Oversight
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