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    Her statement came amid threats by Chairman Jerrold Nadler to subpoena Barr if he failed to appear, according to media reports.

    US Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on 28 July, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.

    Over the weekend Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Barr should be impeached for firing US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman, who was investigating several associates of President Donald Trump, including lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

    Barr also faces criticism following testimony from Assistant US Attorney Aaron Zelinsky on Wednesday.

    Zelinky said the Justice Department inappropriately intervened in case of Roger Stone, seeking a lighter prison term for the longtime Trump confidante who was sentenced to 40 months in prison on multiple charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations to Trump-Russia collusion. The investigation found no evidence of collusion.

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