May 1, 2019 / 9:23 PM / 6 months ago

Barr will be subpoenaed if he fails to appear at House hearing - Democrat

U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "The Justice Department's Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election." on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be subpoenaed if does not appear for a hearing of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries said on Wednesday.

“We plan on subpoenaing him if he decides not to show up. He can run but he can’t hide,” Jeffries told reporters.

Barr might skip the hearing on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report because he objects to plans for an extra hour of questioning that would include committee lawyers, a Democratic congressional aide said on Sunday.

Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander

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