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

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies 'tantrum' in meeting with Pelosi: 'It is all such a lie!' MORE (D-Calif.) said Monday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Justin Amash confirms collusion witch hunt was all about politics 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 MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment 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 NadlerDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Trump asks if Nadler will look into Clinton's 'deleted and acid washed' emails Trump tweets conservative commentator's criticism of FBI director 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.