Attorney General William Barr is reportedly threatening to hold a hearing this week before the House Judiciary Committee.
A source of the committee told CNN that Barr turned down the format for Thursday's hearing focused on Special Adviser Robert Müller's Investigation into Russia's Intervention in the 2016 Election.
Chairman Jerrold Nadler, DN.Y ., would like to have two rounds of questions, one for the members and a second, in which any legal adviser to the Democratic Party and the Republican Party would have opportunity to ask questions. He also suggested a closed session to discuss revised sections in Müller's report.
Barr objects to the added sessions and the closed session. The Department of Justice has signaled that Barr may not show up, unless Nadler resigns.
A Justice Department spokesman did not immediately respond to the request of the Washington Examiner for comment.
Barr is also due to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, which is still expected.