Barr To Enter Lion’s Den As Dems Get First Chance To Grill Him On Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: U.S. Attorney General William Barr attends a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in the State Dining Room at the White House March 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: U.S. Attorney General William Barr attends a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in the State Dining Room at the White House March 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump addressed the group about progress made by his administration in fighting crime and drug trafficking and securing the southern border with Mexico. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 9, 2019 8:02 a.m.

Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to appear before the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday ostensibly for the Justice Department’s budget, but also giving House Democrats their first change to grill him on his handling of the Mueller report.

According to Politico, chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) also intends to ask Barr about his 2018 memo in which he called Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report “fatally misconceived.”

Barr will also likely be flanked by protesters on the Hill, as advocates clamor for the public release of the full report.

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