The justice department says Attorney General William Barr is skipping Democrats Russia hearing today because they want staff attorneys to ask questions.
Barr spent five hours in the hot seat Wednesday, talking about this letter from special counsel Robert Mueller raising concerns that Barr’s summary to Congress left out important context on why did not charge President Trump with obstruction of justice.
Democrats want Barr to resign. He defended himself insisting Mueller s issue was with media coverage, not his summary.
Republicans are urging Democrats to back off.
Democrats are trying to get Mueller to testify on may 15th.
Barr says he has no problem with that, but the date has not been confirmed