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William Barr may be subpoenaed to testify on handling of Flynn case

Attorney General William Barr may be subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee to testify next month before Congress over the decision to drop the prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Barr was initially scheduled to testify in front of the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee at the end of March, but that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now that the District of Columbia has extended the stay-at-home order until June 8, we expect to see Barr in front of our committee on June 9, the very next day,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told MSNBC during an interview Wednesday.

Nadler noted that Barr has not yet agreed to testify before the committee and said that the panel will issue a subpoena should Barr chose not to cooperate.

“We’re prepared to do whatever we have to do — we will consider all those methods,” said Nadler adding, “We cannot have a situation where the attorney general just thumbs his nose and the administration holds Congress in contempt.”

Barr has defended his decision to drop the prosecution of Flynn amid efforts by the retired Army general to withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI.

Source: NYPost

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