House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Wednesday that his committee “may very well” pursue impeachment of Attorney General William Barr, who’s now set to testify before the committee in late July.
Nadler, a New York Democrat who had threatened Barr with a subpoena, is investigating the attorney general. In response to growing calls to impeach Barr, Nadler said over the weekend that pursuing impeachment would be a “waste of time” because of the Republican-led Senate.
“We’re looking into that, we may very well,” Nadler said Wednesday when asked if he was considering impeachment of Barr, following a hearing where two Department of Justice prosecutors accused Barr of politicizing investigations and the sentencing of Roger Stone – a friend of President Donald Trump. Asked why his view had changed, Nadler said: “I think the weight of the evidence and of what’s happened leads to that conclusion.”