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Top Democrats Demand Ex-Attorneys General Barr, Sessions Testify Over Apple Subpoenas

Top Senate Democrats on Friday called on former Attorneys General William Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify before Congress after reports claimed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought phone records related to communications by House Intelligence Democrats. “If they refuse, they are subject to being subpoenaed and compelled to testify under oath,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a statement. “In addition, the Justice Department must provide information and answers to the Judiciary Committee, which will vigorously investigate this abuse of power.” They said that other officials should testify in front of Congress, adding that their Republican colleagues should “join us in getting to the bottom of this serious matter.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement on Thursday that an investigation is warranted. For the initial reports about the subpoenas, the NY Times and other media cited anonymous and unnamed …

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