Democrats in Congress will have to wait a bit longer before speaking with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Friday confirmed Mueller won’t testify before Congress next week, adding that negotiations with the Justice Department are still ongoing, The Hill reports.
Democrats had previously been aiming for Mueller to testify on May 15, although this was never officially agreed upon, and Nadler said on Friday he has still not spoken with Mueller, reports Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Nadler previously suggested he was worried that President Trump would try to stop Mueller from testifying, saying he is “less confident” that Mueller will testify now than he was earlier, Politico reports. Although Mueller has completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, he is still an employee of the Department of Justice at the moment.
But Mueller will “come at some point,” Nadler said on Friday per The Hill, adding that “if it’s necessary, we will subpoena him.”
Trump said at the start of this week that Mueller “should not testify” before Congress, although on Thursday, he changed his tune a bit by saying this is up to Attorney General William Barr. “He’ll make a decision on that,” Trump said.
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