Barr will be subpoenaed if he fails to appear at House hearing: Democrat

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) questions Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as he testifies to the House Judiciary Committee on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be subpoenaed if does not appear for a hearing of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries said on Wednesday.

“We plan on subpoenaing him if he decides not to show up. He can run but he can’t hide,” Jeffries told reporters.

Barr might skip the hearing on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report because he objects to plans for an extra hour of questioning that would include committee lawyers, a Democratic congressional aide said on Sunday.

Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander