Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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Update: Sen. Amy Klobuchar was added to William Barr’s schedule for Thursday afternoon after she posted tweets about being denied a meeting.

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William Barr, the former attorney general President Trump nominated to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, refused to meet with Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) because of the “shutdown.”

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President Trump joined the ranks of Republicans who are suggesting that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) mischaracterized his meeting with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other lawmakers.

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