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Chairman Nadler Says He ‘Doesn’t Know Why’ Mueller ‘Wants To Testify In Private’

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Chairman Nadler Says He ‘Doesn’t Know Why’ Mueller ‘Wants To Testify In Private’





House Judiciary Chairman Nadler (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to testify before his committee, but only in private.

“[Mueller] wants to testify in private,” Nadler said on Thursday.

“Why?” Maddow pressed.

“I don’t know why,” he responded.

Nadler said Mueller would give a public opening statement and agree to allow a transcript of his private testimony to be released publicly at a later date.



The chairman added that Mueller doesn’t want to participate in a televised open hearing that could be a spectacle.

Nadler’s staff has been negotiating with the special counsel’s office and the Justice Department for weeks over Mueller’s potential testimony.

Nadler had initially set a tentative date for May 15 to hear from the special counsel, but it now appears his testimony will slip into at least June.





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