This should be interesting if it actually comes to fruition. Attorney General William Barr has accepted an invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Barr will be asked about issues relating to the Roger Stone case, Rudy Giuliani and more. The letter from the committee reads:
“We have repeatedly warned you and your predecessors that the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes is both dangerous to our democracy and unaccpetable to the House Judiciary Committee.”
“In your tenure as Attorney General, you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant concerns for this committee.”
Read the full letter here.
Barr’s appearance before the committee will bring him face to face with some of Trump’s fiercest political adversaries, including Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who subpoenaed the Justice Department last year to obtain Mueller’s underlying evidence and has gone to court to overrule Barr’s refusal to share the grand jury evidence Mueller collected.
Democrats first demanded Barr appear in May, shortly after the Mueller report’s release, but the request escalated amid demands that DOJ produce more of Mueller’s underlying materials and fell apart when Barr refused to submit to questioning by committee staff, rather than lawmakers.