Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: AG William Barr
Catch Marcy’s live tweeting of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee featuring star witness Attorney General William Barr:
I set up a list of folks covering Trump-Russia, most of whom are covering the hearing today:
CourthouseNews’ Brandi Buchmann is also covering the hearing today via Twitter:
Background on Barr leading up to today’s hearing:
08-JUN-2018 — William Barr sent a (unsolicited-?) 20-page letter(pdf) to the Department of Justice outlining his opinion on the Office of Special Counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation and the SCO’s questions about obstruction of justice by Trump.
27-JUN-2018 — Barr has a brown bag lunch with DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (see today’s hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s second round of questions, approx. 3:03 p.m. EDT).
07-NOV-2018 — Jeff Sessions’ apparent exit from role at Department of Justice as Attorney General.
07-DEC-2018 — Trump announced he would nominate Barr to succeed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
03-JAN-2019 — Trump formalized Barr’s nomination.
15-JAN-2019 — Barr appeared for two days before the Senate Judiciary Committee in nomination hearings.
04-FEB-2019 — Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Barr as Attorney General, 12-10 along party lines.
07-FEB-2019 — Senate voted to approve Barr as Attorney General, 54-45 nearly along party lines.
14-FEB-2019 — Barr was sworn in as AG.
05-MAR-2019 — Meeting between Barr and Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding the SCO investigation.
22-MAR-2019 — Barr decided outcome of the SCO this day (see today’s hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s second round of questions approx. 3:00 p.m. EDT).
24-MAR-2019 — Barr released a 4-page letter summarizing the impending Special Counsel’s Office’s Trump-Russia investigation report.
27-MAR-2019 — Mueller sent a letter to Barr in which he said Barr’s summary “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the SCO’s report.
18-APR-2019 — Trump-Russia investigation report by SCO released to public with redactions by Barr.
30-APR-2019 — March 27 letter from Mueller to Barr reported by Washingon Post.
This thread is dedicated to the Barr hearing — please stay on topic.
ADDER: Former FBI director James Comey’s op-ed in NYT published today, How Trump Co-opts Leaders like Bill Barr.