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Watch live: Attorney General William Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrNew DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day MORE is slated to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this morning.

He is expected to blast Democrats, accusing them of falsely seeking to paint him as a Trump loyalist and challenging them to denounce violence in Portland, Ore.

Barr will seek to defend himself against what he calls Democratic attempts to "discredit" him due to his investigation into the origins of the FBI's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a copy of his opening statement obtained by The Hill.  

The hearing was originally slated to begin at 10 a.m. EDT, but was delayed after Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) was in a minor car accident in the morning.

Watch the live video above.