Mueller report: US Attorney General William Barr cancels second day of testimony
02 May 2019 | 1:22 pm
US Attorney General William Barr has said he will skip a hearing on the Mueller report, hours after a tense round of questioning in the Senate. Democrats have accused the Trump administration of "stonewalling" Congress.
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