Democrat hoping for agreement on Mueller's House testimony

Democrat hoping for agreement on Mueller's House testimony

Robert Mueller and the House Judiciary Committee have "tentatively agreed" on a date for the special counsel to testify about the Russian Federation investigation, according to Democrat David N. Cicilline.

He then added: "Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion?"

Democrats have ramped up calls for Mueller to testify to Congress in the wake of Attorney General William Barr's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1 about his interactions with the special counsel's office regarding the release of the Russian Federation report.

Escalating tensions with House Democrats as they seek to bring Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee, Trump tweeted: "no redos for the Dems".

The Judiciary Committee has been seeking to hear from Mueller amid disagreements about whether Attorney General William Barr mischaracterized the special counsel's report in his own congressional testimony and statements. While Mueller punted on making a call on obstruction, his final report clearly states that Trump was NOT exonerated on obstruction of justice charges. "The American people deserve the truth", he said on Twitter. On Friday, Trump told reporters it was up to Barr to decide if Mueller should testify.

Barr is headed for another showdown with Congress on Monday if he fails to meet a morning deadline to hand over the full, unredacted Mueller report requested by Democrats.

"The representative for the special counsel has" agreed, Cicilline said Sunday.

The attorney general dismissed the letter as "a little bit snitty".

In the interview, Cicilline said that while there was no "absolute guarantee" that Robert Mueller would testify, "the White House has so far indicated they would not interfere".

It's possible that Barr could block Mueller from appearing, since the special counsel is still a Justice Department employee.

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