Attorney General William Barr opted not to attend his House Judiciary Committee hearing, which was scheduled for Thursday morning. He had previously agreed to testify about his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, but Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced Wednesday evening that Barr had reversed his plans. Barr does not agree with the format of the hearing, objecting to committee lawyers being able to ask him questions. Nadler said Barr is "terrified of having to face a skilled attorney" and "is trying to blackmail the committee." The panel still met on Thursday in case Barr changed his mind and decided to appear.

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