Updated at 2:23 p.m. ET
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused Attorney General William Barr of breaking the law by lying to Congress.
"The attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress. That's a crime," Pelosi said at her weekly news conference on Thursday. "He lied to Congress."
The Justice Department responded with a statement saying, "Speaker Pelosi's baseless attack on the attorney general is reckless, irresponsible, and false."