In questioning about efforts by the Trump administration to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Barr asks Democrat Matt Cartwright if he thinks the Trump Administration will prevail.
Barr notes that if the Trump administration is taking such an outrageous position in its effort to overturn the law (which most legal scholars believe) that there is nothing to worry about.
Barr does not commit to making the full Mueller report available to Congress.
Barr says that Mueller Report will be available for the public within a week and any redactions will be color coded to show why the material is redacted.
Attorney general William Barr says that he offered Robert Mueller the opportunity to review the summary letter he published on 24 March and Mueller declined.
Mike Pence’s press secretary has responded to presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s repeated criticism of Pence on the campaign trail.
Jack Young, the acting mayor of Baltimore, is meeting with Maryland’s congressional delegation this afternoon.
The meeting comes after the city council and the city’s delegation in Annapolis have all called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign over questions about her involvement in a children’s book corruption scandal.
After announcing his presidential candidate yesterday, Congressman Eric Swalwell announced a schedule that will include stops in all four early primary states over the next days as well as kickoff rally in his hometown of Dublin, California this weekend and a townhall on gun violence in Parkland, Florida tonight.
Donald Trump opined about his relationship with Jerry Nadler, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, on Twitter this morning.
Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville announced Saturday that he would run for the Republican Senate nomination in Alabama in 2020.
The seat is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones who defeated Roy Moore in the 2017 special election for Senate.
Tuberville coached Auburn from 1998-2008 and has recruited former White House press secretary Sean Spicer for his campaign.
Attorney General William Barr will testify before Congress this morning and is likely to face questions about the Mueller report in his first Capitol Hill testimony since his confirmation.
As the Associated Press reports, Barr isn’t coming to Congress to talk about the report (he’s there to talk about the Justice Department’s budget) but lawmakers are expected to ask about it anyway as they anxiously wait to see it in the coming days.
It’s a busy morning on Capitol Hill, with these other hearings taking place:
10am: The House judiciary committee holds a hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism, with testimony from Trump supporter Candace Owens of Turning Point USA, Facebook public policy director Neil Potts, Google public policy counsel Alexandria Walden and others.
10am: The Senate Homeland Security committee is having a hearing on ‘Unprecedented Migration at the US Southern Border’ with testimony from Customs and Border Protection official Randy Howe and others.
10am: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify to the House appropriations subcommittee on budget at 10am, then to annual House committee hearing on ‘The State of the International Financial System’ at 2pm.
Elsewhere, Republican congressman Devin Nunes filed a $150m defamation suit against McClatchy newspapers claiming one of its publications engaged in character assassination against him.
Jeanne Segal, a McClatchy spokeswoman, told the New York Times the suit is “wholly without merit and we stand behind the strong reporting of The Fresno Bee”.