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AG Barr Refuses House Testimony, Subpoena Threatened

Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says Barr is in "no position to dictate the terms of his questioning."

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General William Barr will not testify at today's House Judiciary Committee hearing.

In a statement, a Justice Department spokesman says Barr is skipping the hearing because of plans to have committee staffers question Barr, which the department called inappropriate, unnecessary and unprecedented.  The statement said the attorney general is happy to engage directly with committee members. 

Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says Barr is in no position to dictate the terms of his questioning.

Some Democrats have suggested issuing a subpoena for Barr if he fails to testify Thursday.

(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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