Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to testify before the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee at 9:30 a.m. EST.
The grilling Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill will be his first appearance before lawmakers since he released a 4-page letter summarizing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
While the hearing is scheduled to cover the Department of Justice Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020, Democrats intend to use it to grill him over the conclusion there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as no charges on obstruction of justice.
Subcommittee Chairman José Serrano, D-N.Y., will question and attempt to cast doubt on Attorney General Barr’s actions in his prepared opening remarks.
“In extremely quick fashion, you turned a 300-plus page report into a 4-page letter that supposedly summarized [Mueller’s] findings,” Rep. Serrano will say, according to a sample of the statement released by his office.
Attorney General William P. Barr (opening statement below)
Assistant Attorney General Lee J. Lofthus