Democrats threaten to hold Bill Barr in contempt after he cancels plans to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee

U.S. Attorney General William Barr leaves his house after cancelling plans to testify before the House of Representatives about his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in McLean, Virginia, U.S., May 2, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.

Attorney General William Barr was supposed to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee today; but on Wednesday night, he said he’d be a no show. Barr did testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. During that hearing, he appeared to contradict his testimony to House lawmakers weeks ago, when he told them he wasn’t aware of any concerns or criticisms that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had about his summary of Mueller’s findings.



  • Elaine Kamarck - senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management - @EKamarck