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Democrats May Subpoena Barr to Testify

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The powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened on Sunday to subpoena Attorney General William P. Barr if Barr refuses to testify this week, a move that could lead to a major escalation of the long-running feud between the White House and congressional Democrats over testimony and access to documents, The New York Times reports.

Barr is scheduled to come before the committee on Thursday to testify about the special counsel’s report. But Barr and Democrats are at loggerheads over the Democrats’ proposed format for questioning him, and now the much-anticipated hearing is in doubt. The dispute spilled out into the open on Sunday when Democrats revealed that Barr was threatening to skip the session if they did not change their terms.

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