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Watch: AG Barr Testifies About Mueller Report Before Leahy & Rest Of Senate Judiciary

U.S. Attorney General William Barr at a Department of Justice podium
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18. Barr will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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.

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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:

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.

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