William Barr to face questions over Mueller report

Lawmakers will have the chance to question Attorney General William Barr on his controversial handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
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Transcript for William Barr to face questions over Mueller report
quickly as possible. This will be a heated showdown today in part because of this new revelation about these complaints by Mueller seem to flatly contradict what Barr told congress last month when he was specifically asked about Mueller's team raising these objections. Reports have emerged recently, general, that members of the special counsel's team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your March 24th letter. That it does not adequately or accurately necessarily portray the report's findings. Do you know what they're referencing with that? No, I don't. I think -- I think -- I suspect that they probably wanted, you know, more put out. Okay, let's bring in Mary Bruce right there in the senate hearing room. Mary, Barr is no doubt going to face serious questions about this today. Reporter: Cecilia, this is likely to be explosive. Democrats have accused bill Barr of being the president's protector and now they are going to have a lot of fresh questions about his interactions with Mueller and whether Barr misled congress during his previous testimony. Barr is going to be grilled here today about his handling of this report. Now, on the other side of the aisle look for Republicans to come to Barr's defense. The chairman Republican Lindsey graham is a close ally of the president and is likely to focus instead on the investigation of the Russia investigation. Now, this is supposed to be the first of two days of hearings here but Barr's appearance tomorrow before the house judiciary committee is still up in the air. That chairman, Democrat Jerrold Nadler is moving ahead to allow staff attorneys to question him in addition to the committee members and the attorney general says if that's the case he won't show up but it's not up for negotiation, Nadler says. Now, in the meantime, these calls for Robert Mueller to appear on capitol hill seem to be growing louder by the day. Reporter: Yes, Democrats say all of these fresh questions underscore the need to hear from Mueller directly himself and Barr's impartiality is under question and want to hear from him as soon as possible. Another one.

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