Critics are casting U.S. Attorney General William Barr as a “defense lawyer for the president” as the feud between congressional Democrats and the country’s top lawyer heats up. Yesterday, Barr refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Meanwhile, Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of lying about the true nature of Mueller’s report — a charge the Justice Department called “reckless, irresponsible and false.”
Could Barr face legal action? Democrats say they’ll hold him in contempt if he doesn’t provide them with an unredacted version of Mueller’s report.