House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller testify “as soon as possible” before his committee and “no later than May 23.”
Nadler issued a letter to Mueller shortly after President Trump’s handpicked Attorney General William Barr concluded a press conference to discuss Mueller’s report hours before the public release of the report.
“As I have already communicated to the Department of Justice, I request your testimony before the Judiciary Committee as soon as possible — but, in any event, no later than May 23, 2019,” Nadler wrote to Mueller.
Nadler separately tweeted that the American people deserve to hear from the special counsel himself.
“It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings,” Nadler wrote.
“We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible,” he added.
It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings. We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/Mmo6PA4KPt
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) April 18, 2019
“We cannot take Attorney General Barr’s word for it. We must read the full Mueller report, and the underlying evidence. This is about transparency and ensuring accountability, Nadler added in a subsequent tweet.
Barr told reporters that he has no objection to Mueller “personally” testifying before Congress, paving the way for Democratic demands.
“I have no objection personally to Bob Mueller testifying,” Barr said at his press conference.