Press Release

Barr Refusal to Testify Shows He’s All-In on Stonewalling Strategy

May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 1, 2019 – Following today’s reports that Attorney General William Barr has canceled his scheduled testimony tomorrow before the House Judiciary Committee, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“The Attorney General has gone all-in on the Trump Administration’s strategy to stonewall Congress’s exercise of its Constitutional oversight duties, and it is stunning. Barr’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee today was marked by his barely concealed contempt for the process and for legitimate questions about his mishandling of the Mueller report. Now he refuses to even appear before the House Judiciary Committee at all. Chairman Nadler should immediately follow through on his pledge to subpoena Barr if he doesn’t appear voluntarily. The office of Attorney General is being corrupted and turned into another propaganda arm of the Trump regime, and the implications for justice in this country are truly chilling.”