Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Massive but peaceful demonstrations had followed Floyd's death in May. Those include the Justice Department's decision to drop the prosecution of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn — a request now tied up in court — and his firing last month of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, whose office oversaw investigations into allies of the president. Attorney General William Barr testifies to the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing concerning oversight of the Justice Department's activities. While the hearing was scheduled to be about the Justice Department's budget, Democrats asked questions on a number of topics, including special counsel Robbert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election. The attorney general, speaking as Congress and the public pay respects to the late Rep. John Lewis, will acknowledge to lawmakers that Floyd’s death struck a chord in the Black community because it reinforced concerns that Blacks are treated differently by police. Attorney General William Barr was asked about reports that members of the special counsel’s team were frustrated with Barr's limited summary of the Mueller report. Less than six percent of cluster cases of COVID-19 reported in Nashville in the last eight months have been connected through contact tracing to bars, restaurants and gyms. Final word from DOJ spox Kerri Kupec at the conclusion of the hearing: — Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) July 28, 2020. If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. But it was almost entirely redacted when it became public in the run-up to Paul Manafort’s trial. Aderholt criticized his fellow representatives for asking non-budget questions at a budget hearing. Barr is there to talk about the Justice Department's budget, but Democratic aides say no topics are off limits, and a lot of the questions so far have focused on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. His opening statement is exactly what you'd expect: Defiant and proud of it. North Carolina-based Sister Toldjah, a former liberal, has been writing about media bias, social issues, and the culture wars since 2003. The congressman was unharmed, according to his spokesperson. Republicans Tuesday night declared victory in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after nearly a week of vote recounting tightened the race to become the closest 2020 contest. Apparent President-elect Joe Biden received congratulatory phone calls from world leaders after his performance in Nov. 3's election. Attorney General William Barr is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he is speaking about topics ranging from the Russia investigation to … White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the Trump campaign has evidence proving voting improprieties in the 2020 election. BARR: We’re in litigation — we have to take a position — we take position in litigation... CARTWRIGHT: The answer is yes. "Justice has submitted almost $30 billion dollars of taxpayer dollars to use, and I want to remind my colleagues that that is what the purpose of the Attorney General being here today is, to talk about that $30 billion of taxpayer dollars that’s going to be used," Aderholt said. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "Oversight of the Dept of Justice." It's the Aug. 2017 memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Mueller, expanding Mueller's mandate., — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2020. Attorney General William Barr is expected to be questioned about the Mueller investigation and his review of the final report during a hearing on the Department of … Remember: Barr just said this to Congress, too, and added that the redacted report should be ready to release "within a week.". LIVE STREAM: AG William Barr testifies before House on federal response to protests Watch hearing live at 10:45 a.m. Eric Tucker, Mary Clare … In court, the Justice Department wouldn’t say when the Mueller report will be released or if executive summaries provided by the Mueller team — as described in recent media reports— will be included in the report that Barr is currently redacting. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Trump tweeted a similar statement last week: From CNN's From David Wright and Em Steck. or redistributed. If you're just tuning in, here's what you need to know. Adam Shaw is a reporter covering U.S. and European politics for Fox News. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. DOJ attorney Courtney Enlow told a federal judge in Washington this morning that Barr is “well along” in the process of redacting the report for Congress. ), Did the AP lose their minds?! From CNN's David Shortell and Jeremy Herb Beyond the federal response to the demonstrations, Barr is also expected to be pressed in detail about his intervention in criminal cases arising from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Republican from Mississippi, asked Barr to "elaborate on the growing threat" and "call out some of these overseas adversaries" the the US should be concerned with. CARTWRIGHT: Let me be the one to inform you that should the law be struck down, millions of people who get their coverage through the ACA marketplace would lose their coverage, and tens of millions more would see their premiums skyrocket. The reported case count, nearly 131,000, was also the highest of the pandemic. ", — Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 28, 2020, "Well, this is a hearing. Anytime Democrats in the House or Senate conduct public hearings, you can expect more theatrics than thoughtful exchanges, and more showboating than substance from the likes of House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and his merry band of carnival clowns. Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick And Michael Balsamo. Market data provided by Factset. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. ET, July 28, 2020 The hearing has wrapped. And in Washington, D.C., peaceful protesters were violently cleared from the streets by federal officers using smoke bombs and pepper balls ahead of a photo op by Trump in front of a church, where Barr had accompanied him. Nearly 62,000 people were in hospitals with COVID-19 Tuesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project, the highest such total for the United States in the pandemic, eclipsing the initial outbreak in the spring. BARR: I’m just saying, if you think it’s such an outrageous position, you have nothing to worry about. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. This is the House Judiciary Committee, and they will want to know about things like your decision to let Mike Flynn off the hook and cutting Roger Stone's sentence. WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr is defending the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The United States got a tongue-lashing at the United Nations on Monday from countries such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. MADISON, Wisconsin — President Trump’s reelection team has vowed to forge ahead with a recount in Wisconsin, although because of complications with the coronavirus pandemic, that process is not expected to begin until late next week. Welcome, Attorney General Bill Barr! Ag Barr, who has not lost his temper, shows mild frustration at not being able to give answers: "I mean, this is a hearing. “This body? Attorney General William Barr testifies to the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing concerning oversight of the Justice Department's activities.