“The attorney general has accepted an invitation to appear before the House Judiciary Committee at a general oversight hearing on July 28,” Justice Ministry spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Wednesday.
House Justice Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, threatened Barr with a court summons and investigates Barr as calls to stop him grew. Nadler, however, stressed that nothing can be gained from the bar’s imperialism as it is likely to end with the same guilt-free vote that the GOP-controlled Senate gave to President Donald Trump earlier this year during an anti-imperial trial.
The hearing is charged as an annual supervisory hearing with the attorney general, but Democratic congresses have been debating a number of episodes involving Barr in recent weeks, including weekend dramas where he and Trump fired Geoffrey Berman, a powerful prosecutor who ran the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. persecuted Trump and his allies.
Deputies are also likely to question Barr in the Flynn and Roger Stone cases. The attorney general came under fire for dropping the prosecution of Trump’s former national security adviser after Flynn pleaded guilty under oath and overturning prosecutors’ recommendations for harsh sentences for Stone, a longtime political adviser and Trump friend.
One of the prosecutors in the Stone case testified before the Justice Committee on Wednesday, accusing Barr and DOJ leaders of pressuring acting U.S. District Attorney for the Columbia District to recommend a milder sentence for Stone for Stone’s relationship with the president.
This story has been updated with additional background.