US Attorney General William Barr testifies during a House subcommittee hearing in April. Photo: AFP

US Attorney General William Barr launches probe into FBI investigation of Russia’s election meddling

  • Donald Trump says he did not ask attorney general to open inquiry, but is ‘so proud’ that Barr is looking into matter
  • Move comes a month after Barr told members of Congress he believed ‘spying did occur’ on 2016 Trump campaign
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US Attorney General William Barr testifies during a House subcommittee hearing in April. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump speaks om the Rose Garden of the White House on May 1. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump invokes executive privilege to block handover of full Mueller report, while House panel votes to hold William Barr in contempt

  • Judiciary committee challenges US president with recommendation that House cite attorney general for contempt of Congress for defying subpoena
  • Developments mark escalation of constitutional clash between Trump and Democrats and are likely to trigger high-stakes court battle
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US President Donald Trump speaks om the Rose Garden of the White House on May 1. Photo: AFP
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