William Barr opted out of a scheduled House committee hearing on Thursday, a moved that triggered threats to hold him in contempt. And then things got even more heated. From Nancy Pelosi: What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the congress of the United States. That’s a crime … He lied to Congress. And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law. Not the President of the United States and not the attorney general.” Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ “Barr has now acted, and we can now evaluate his actual, rather than his hypothesized, performance. It has been catastrophic. Not in my memory has a sitting attorney general more diminished the credibility of his department on any subject.” Benjamin Wittes: The Catastrophic Performance of Bill Barr.