Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. eastern time.
It will be Barr’s first appearance before a House Committee since he released his summary regarding the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Office Russian Investigation Report.
Politico reported on Monday that while the “hearing is ostensibly focused on the Justice Department’s budget,” Democrats “plan to lean heavily into Barr’s decision-making process in crafting the summary.”
Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) wrote in his opening statement, “The American people have been left with many unanswered questions; serious concerns about the process by which you formulated your letter; and uncertainty about when we can expect to see the full report.”
Barr has said he would have a redacted version of the Mueller Report ready “mid-April.”
For What It’s Worth: This will also be his first appearance since reports surfaced that some on Mueller’s team were unhappy with Barr’s original summary and angry that he had not released the summaries that the team composed. The Department of Justice defended the release of the summary.