Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE‘s team is in direct talks with the House Judiciary Committee about whether he will testify before Congress, according to multiple reports.
NBC News and ABC News reported that the committee is now speaking with Mueller’s team when it was previously dealing with the Justice Department. NBC reports that a hearing has not been finalized and a date was not set.
A source familiar says House Judiciary has begun discussions directly w/ Mueller’s team about coming to testify before the cmte but nothing has been finalized at this point + no date has been set. Previously the Cmte had been in discussions w/ DOJ regarding Mueller’s testimony
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) May 2, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee is now in direct contact w/ Robert Mueller’s team about a potential hearing w/ special counsel, per a source familiar w/ conversations. Previously, they were dealing with DOJ.
Dems want May 15 hearing, but nothing has been finalized.
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) May 2, 2019
The reported talks were discussed on air on MSNBC.
BREAKING: The House Judiciary Committee is now directly in talks with Mueller’s team about potential testimony pic.twitter.com/MDHJSs8YvV
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) May 2, 2019
The Hill has reached out to the Judiciary Committee and the special counsel’s office for comment.
Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrWall Street Journal editorial board: Dems vilifying Barr for ‘acting like a real Attorney General’ Biden says Barr ‘should’ resign: ‘He’s lost the confidence of the American people’ Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation ‘makes perfect sense’ MORE on Wednesday testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was scheduled to reappear Thursday, but canceled his Thursday testimony after he was grilled by Democratic lawmakers on a host of issues related to the Mueller’s report on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Democrats on the Senate committee Wednesday also released a letter that Mueller wrote to Barr following Barr’s March letter to Congress detailing his views of the Mueller report’s principal conclusion.
Mueller in the March 27 letter slammed Barr’s memo, saying that it created “public confusion about critical aspects of the results.”
Democrats have long called for Mueller to testify on his probe.