The House Judiciary Committee has just released a letter it sent to AG Barr confirming his agreement to testify before them on March 31st. The letter lists several specific topics the committee wants to ask him about:
- The removal USDA Jessie Liu
- Rudy Giuliani’s “process” by which he can “feed the Department of Justice information, through you, about the President’s political rivals.”
- The interference in Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation.
The letter didn’t mention Barr’s memo that any investigation into a political campaign requires his personal approval, but it did state that these are not the only issues the committee wants to ask him about.
The letter is signed by a number of committee members, and while I don’t have a list of them handy, it does appear that no Republicans signed it.
So now I wonder, what gives? Barr does put on a good front; I’ve watched him in committee hearings before. Maybe he thinks he can bullshit them again. On the other hand, in previous hearings the Democrats weren’t as hopping mad as they are now. Also, he does have a temper and AFAIR (though I can’t find the stories at the moment) he has blown up at journalists when they persist in committing journalism on him.
On the other hand, maybe he’s expecting Trump will order him not to show, so he claim that he would have been a good citizen and obeyed the law, but the President told him not to.