Former Attorney General William Barr, who served in Donald Trump’s administration, may testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Barr “tentatively agreed to provide sworn testimony behind closed doors,” based on sources cited by CNN. Axios reported the Jan. 6 committee continues to be undecided whether to ask Barr to the panel’s public hearings slated for June.
“To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the previous attorney general already,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told CBS’ “Face the Nation,” in January, when asked about reports on a Trump draft executive order authorizing the Pentagon to seize voting machines from key battleground states.
Following Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 presidential election, Barr told The Associated Press there was no proof to support claims of widespread fraud.
“So far, we have now not seen fraud on a scale that would have effected a special final result within the election,” Barr said.
Barr has been doing the media rounds in recent months promoting his tell-all book, “One Rattling Thing After One other: Memoirs of an Attorney General.”
“I do think he was responsible within the broad sense of that word in that it seems that a part of the plan was to send this group as much as the Hill,” Barr told NBC’s Lester Holt. “I feel that the entire idea was to intimidate Congress, and I feel that was mistaken.”