Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee is trying "to create a public spectacle" by authorizing a tentative subpoena for his testimony even though he had already agreed to appear voluntarily.
Barr's nomination will now be considered by the full Senate.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr's nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he'll be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.
The last time Barr was nominated as attorney general, in 1991, he was confirmed by a voice vote. That won’t happen this time, but Barr’s confirmation is widely seen as a sure thing in the Republican-controlled Senate.
In his confirmation hearing, William Barr wasted no time declaring independence from the president who nominated him. President Trump's pick for attorney general vowed not to fire -- without just cause -- special counsel Robert Mueller, nor interfere with the…
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said she has serious concerns about Attorney General nominee William Barr’s stances on the Mueller investigation, but that it was positive to hear him say he would let the probe run its course. The senator joins…
Lots of lawyers have thoughts about the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference, said former Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger, and the fact that Attorney General nominee William Barr shared his thoughts isn’t “really unusual.” Terwilliger joins Judy Woodruff to…
By Gabriela Martinez
Here is how what Barr told senators Tuesday compares to what he's said in the past.
By Associated Press
Barr said at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday he would not encourage cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal but sees the current system as "untenable."…
President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general says he can't rule out jailing reporters for doing their jobs.
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