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Four Themes That Emerged During The Barr Hearing So Far

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1: U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee May 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. Barr testified on the Justice Department's investigation of Russian i... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1: U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee May 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. Barr testified on the Justice Department's investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 1, 2019 12:38 p.m.

Throughout Bill Barr’s testimony to the Senate this morning, the attorney general escalated his vigorous defense of the President while lobbing new criticism at his Justice Department colleagues, including special counsel Robert Mueller. The hearing ran for about 90 minutes before the committee recessed; here’s what’s happened so far.

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