William Barr Testimony Live Stream: Watch Attorney General Discuss DOJ Budget Amid Mueller Report Controversy

Attorney General William Barr testifies before lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on the Russia investigation to the Justice Department last month.

Barr will appear before a House Appropriations subcommittee to discuss President Donald Trump's 2020 budget request for the Department of Justice. But many expect lawmakers to question the attorney general about the Mueller report and when the full report will be released to Congress and the public.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT and can be livestreamed below. It can also be viewed live on C-SPAN.

Barr has been under scrutiny since he released a four-page summary of the investigation's key findings on March 24. Mueller's full report is more than 400-pages long.

In the summary, Barr said the special counsel's team did not establish a conspiracy between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election. The attorney general also said that while the special counsel did not reach a conclusion on whether the president had obstructed justice, he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined there was not sufficient evidence to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.

Many have speculated that Barr, a Trump appointee, may have interpreted the special counsel's report in a way that favored the president.

Some members of Mueller's team told The New York Times and The Washington Post that they believed Barr did not adequately represent the findings of their two-year investigation into Russian election interference.

They said, according to The Times and The Post, that the attorney general ignored the summaries they had prepared for public release, which would have allowed the work to speak for itself. They also told the news outlets that the issue of obstruction of justice was actually much more "acute than Barr suggested."

The Department of Justice has defended Barr's initial summary and stated that there was sensitive information pertaining to grand jury investigations in the original report that could not be disclosed at this time. Barr himself has pledged to release a version of the report by the middle of this month, although with redactions.

House Democrats have demanded that the report be released in its entirety. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee authorized a subpoena for the full report in case Barr did not make the entire document available.

"Show us the Mueller report, show us the tax returns, and we are not walking away just because you say no the first time around," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Trump last Thursday.

Barr filed a written statement on Monday with the House Appropriations Committee ahead of his testimony. The document makes no mention of Mueller's report or the Russia investigation.

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