On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week

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From William Barr’s charged hearing to the latest Democratic White House contender, it’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed (and some links if you’d like to read further).


At a contentious hearing on Wednesday, Attorney General William P. Barr faced blistering criticism from Democrats about his characterizations of the Mueller report but told the Senate Judiciary Committee he had been truthful. Here’s more on the hearing, and here are highlights from his testimony.

Mr. Barr also ignored a Wednesday deadline to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report and pulled out of a Thursday hearing on the special counsel’s findings. The House Judiciary Committee threatened to hold him in contempt, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of lying to Congress.

Democrats tried to revive negotiations on Friday after a day of threats and accusations. They offered to prioritize some redacted material over others and raised the possibility of limiting their request for the report’s underlying evidence.

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