Pelosi Says Bill Barr Will Be “Obstructing Congress” If He Chooses to Skip Thursday’s Hearing Before House Judiciary Committee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed Attorney General Bill Barr would be “obstructing justice” if he chooses to skip Thursday’s scheduled hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, the AP reported.
Bill Barr is scheduled to testify about Mueller’s report, but he is sparring with House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee over the proposed platform and extra 30-minute rounds of questioning for Thursday’s hearing.
Each member of the Judiciary Committee will have five minutes of questioning, but Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) added an additional round that would allow both sides to question Barr for 30 minutes each.
Nadler also proposed additional questioning in a closed-door session to discuss redacted material in Robert Mueller’s report.
Barr rejected the additional 30 minutes rounds and the closed-door questioning, however, a deal may be reached before the scheduled hearing for Thursday.
Nadler pushed back and threatened to subpoena Barr to compel testimony.
Pelosi echoed Nadler and said the attorney general or any other witnesses can’t “tell the committee how to conduct its interviews.”
The Speaker then added, “The attorney general of the United States is not the president’s personal lawyer, and he should act as the attorney general of the United States and honor his responsibilities.”
Bill Barr is also scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary on Wednesday