Attorney general

Pelosi accuses Barr of committing a crime by lying to Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters during a press conference Thursday that Attorney General Bill Barr did not tell the truth during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee — and "that's a crime."

House Democrats give Barr one more chance to turn over full Mueller report

Nadler looking at his watch
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told reporters Thursday that Democrats would make "one more good faith attempt to negotiate" with the Justice Department to turn over the full, unredacted Mueller report, before moving to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress.

The big picture: Barr didn't show up to his appearance before the committee on Thursday after Democrats voted to allow staff lawyers extra time to question him about the Mueller report — leaving Nadler to speak for 16 minutes before an empty chair with Barr's nameplate. The Justice Department also ignored the deadline for a subpoena to turn over the full report by Wednesday evening.