AG may not attend Mueller hearing, Sen. Johnson calls entire investigation a ‘witch hunt’

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr says he might not show up at a House hearing this week on the Mueller report.

The Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler, wants to allow each member of his panel five minutes for questioning, according to a source.

Nadler also wants the committee to go into closed session to discuss the unredacted report.

Sources say Barr has rejected both proposals.

“That’s a standard methods of doing things, sometimes it’s here sometimes it’s not, in my judgement an effective way of doing things. The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing. Period,” Nadler said.

Ahead of the hearing, Sen. Ron Johnson is calling the entire investigation a witch hunt.

“Also think about what we could have accomplished had this witch hunt not been occurring for the last two years. I understand the president’s frustration. And I also understand the president’s supporters frustration of the media just continuing, continuing this witch hunt. It is ridiculous,” Johnson told NBC’s Meet the Press.

Johnson also said there was corruption at “the highest levels of the FBI.”

Barr is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The House hearing is Thursday.

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