House Judiciary Committee Member Jerry Nadler is threatening to subpoena Attorney General Bill Barr if he refuses to testify at Thursday's planned hearing about the Mueller report.
Barr was scheduled and ready to testify until Nadler changed the terms of agreement to do so. In addition to questioning from lawmakers, Nadler plans to have Committee attorneys inquire about the report with the attorney general. That's where Barr is standing his ground.
NEW: Barr has warned Dems on House Judiciary he won’t show up to this week's highly anticipated hearing if they stick to the format Nadler has proposed for the questioning, according to a committee source.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 28, 2019
Nadler just now on Barr. “The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period.” Asked what he will do if Barr doesn’t relent, Nadler warns: “Then we will have to subpoena him, and we will have to use whatever means we can to enforce the subpoena.” https://t.co/PoOX8CoOVE— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 28, 2019
Congressman Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat who sits on the Judiciary Committee, said on the Face the Nation over the weekend that his "sole goal" is getting President Trump out of the White House.
Judiciary Dems are blatantly admitting their political motivations.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 28, 2019
One of Nadler's committee members just said: “My sole focus right now is to make sure @realDonaldTrump is not the president next term.”
These investigations are baseless and must end.pic.twitter.com/n62SDEqha9
Meanwhile, Barr is also scheduled to testify about the Mueller report in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Chairman Lindsey Graham previewed the focus over the weekend.
.@LindseyGrahamSC on his focus for this week’s AG Barr hearing: “I think the idea that this president obstructed justice is absurd...I've heard all I need to really know. Now I want to look and find out how all this happened.” pic.twitter.com/ju9TOxeopE— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) April 28, 2019