Watch: AG Barr Testifies About Mueller Report Before Leahy & Rest Of Senate Judiciary
U.S. Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. Sen. Patrick Leahy is a member of the committee that questioned Barr.
The Senate committee hearing began Wednesday morning. The testimony comes about two weeks after Barr made a redacted version of Mueller's report available.
During the hearing, Leahy accused Barr of "misleading" the Senate Judiciary Committee about key elements of Mueller's report. Leahy wanted to know how Barr could conclude in his summary of the report that President Donald Trump had "cooperated fully" with Mueller.
The committee hopes to hear from Mueller later this month.
More from NPR — "Attorney General Barr Defends His Handling Of Mueller Report" [May 1]
The House Judiciary Committee also has a hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday on the Mueller report, however it was unclear if Barr would testify before that committee.
As of Wednesday evening, NPR Politics was reporting on Twitter that Barr would likely not be there:
JUST IN: Attorney General William Barr is not expected to attend the hearing scheduled for Thursday with the House Judiciary Committee.— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) May 1, 2019
This post was updated at 5:21 p.m., after the conclusion of the hearing, and again at 6:22 p.m. with the latest regarding Thursday's hearing.
More from VPR and NPR:
- Leahy, Sanders & Welch Issue Statements On Redacted Mueller Report Released By Barr [April 18]
- The redacted Mueller report is available to read here.
Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony: