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House panel adopts aggressive format for Barr hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to adopt a more aggressive questioning format for a hearing set for this week with Attorney General William Barr.

A resolution, adopted by a party line vote of 21-14, allows committee lawyers to question Barr during an extra hour of proceedings, on top of a traditional hearing format that provides each lawmaker on the panel with five minutes for questions and remarks.

Barr is scheduled to appear before the committee on Thursday to field questions about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report.

Reporting by David Morgan, Editing by Franklin Paul

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