Former Attorney General William Barr’s recorded testimony was used during the public hearings of the January 6 select committee, but it was not clear whether he was aware that it would be used when he agreed to do it.
Barr said he tried to tell former President Donald Trump that he believed Trump’s claims about election fraud were “bulls—,” and that the DOJ would follow up on any credible leads that showed up.
Barr was one of more than 1,000 witnesses the committee forced to testify in secret basement hearings by using subpoenas and other threats of contempt.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who both presided over the first Trump impeachment, were also both on the January 6 committee.
Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), a Trump-hating Republican, said the hearings would continue for several more weeks.
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