U.S. Attorney General William Barr will refuse to testify before the House Judiciary Committee after a contentious Wednesday answering questions about the Mueller report.
Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and defended his actions in regards to the release of the report.
Barr objected to plans from Democrats on the committee to use outside counsel to question him about the Mueller report, saying that he would only answer questions from the lawmakers instead.
Democrats now have the choice to subpoena the attorney general, which would be a very contentious decision.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) addressed the media about the decision from Barr, and said that they were going to negotiate with him about his testimony. He said that if they were unsuccessful in agreeing that they would pursue a vote to hold Barr in contempt.
He did not indicate whether they would issue a subpoena against Barr.
“We cannot permit the administration to dictate to Congress how we operate,” said Nadler.
Numerous Democrats called for Barr to resign over their suspicion that he was misrepresenting the conclusions from the Mueller report in order to protect President Donald Trump. Barr denied the allegations.
Here’s the latest on Barr’s testimony Wednesday:
William Barr calls Mueller’s letter about summary ‘snitty’