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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, the attorney general described the federal response to the ongoing protests in Portland. (Video: The Washington Post, Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

Democrats seek to shame Barr over politics at the Justice Department

July 28, 2020 at 8:37 p.m. EDT
Democrats clashed with Attorney General William P. Barr on Tuesday at a congressional hearing marked by angry recriminations over racial justice protests in Portland, Ore., and around the country, as the nation’s top law enforcement official said additional agents were needed to subdue aggressive, violent crowds.