Department of Justice Spokesman Kerri Kupec said in a statement, “Unfortunately, even after the attorney general volunteered to testify, Chairman Nadler placed conditions on the House Judiciary Committee hearing that are unprecedented and unnecessary.”
Nadler wanted Judiciary staffers to question Barr, not just committee members–a plan Kupec calls “inappropriate.”
On Monday, the chairman said Barr would have to appear at the hearing.
“There is no middle ground,” Nadler said. “It’s none of the business of a witness to try to dictate try to a congressional committee what our procedures for questioning him are.”