Pelosi: Barr will be 'obstructing Congress' if he does not appear before House Judiciary

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg would support delaying Libra | More attorneys general join Facebook probe | Defense chief recuses from 'war cloud' contract | Senate GOP blocks two election security bills | FTC brings case against 'stalking' app developer MORE (D-Calif.) said Monday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBrennan's CIA a subject of Barr's review of Russia investigation: report Pelosi releases 'fact sheet' saying Trump has 'betrayed his oath of office' Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report MORE would be “obstructing Congress” if he fails to appear before the House Judiciary Committee this week, according to The Associated Press.

Barr is set to testify Thursday about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s findings, but has clashed with committee leadership on whether he will respond to a round of questioning from staffers.

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In response, Pelosi said Barr cannot “tell the committee how to conduct its interviews,” according to the AP.

“The attorney general of the United States is not the president’s personal lawyer, and he should act as the attorney general of the United States and honor his responsibilities,” she said.

On Sunday, Barr warned House Democrats that he might not appear before the panel if they did not change the proposed format for the hearing.

“The Attorney General agreed to appear before Congress. Therefore, Members of Congress should be the ones doing the questioning," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Sunday. "He remains happy to engage with Members on their questions regarding the Mueller report."

Mueller’s report was released in redacted form April 19, but House Democrats have subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted version and contributing evidence. Democrats have accused Barr of misrepresenting the findings of the Mueller report in his summary of the report to lawmakers, and in remarks at a press conference ahead of the report's release.

Pelosi's comments echoed those of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerOfficials say foreign governments should not investigate presidential political opponents Dem committee chairs blast Trump G-7 announcement Top Democrat holds moment of silence for Cummings at hearing MORE (D-N.Y.), who said Sunday, "The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period."

Nadler also threatened to subpoena Barr and "use whatever means we can to enforce the subpoena" if the attorney general refuses to show.