‘It’s Bob’s Call’: Barr Says He’s Not Blocking Mueller Testimony

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivers remarks during the National Police Week 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil on the National Mall May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Thousands of law enforce... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivers remarks during the National Police Week 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil on the National Mall May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Thousands of law enforcement officers, their supporters and family members of those officers who have died in the line of duty gathered on the National Mall to remember and honor them. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 16, 2019 7:42 a.m.

Attorney General William Barr insists he’s not standing in the way of the House Judiciary Committee hearing from special counsel Robert Mueller.

“It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify,” Barr told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. “I’m trying to break away from Washington and do the real work of the attorney general.”

Barr confirmed there were ongoing discussions between the House Judiciary Committee and the special counsel’s office, despite Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) threats to use “subpoena power and any other legal power we have” to bring Mueller in for testimony.

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