Top Democrat says Mueller will be called to testify to Congress — but with an important caveat
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has concluded, but countless questions remain about what he discovered.
Attorney General Bill Barr is scheduled to testify in Congress this week, and he will surely be peppered with questions about the investigation and how he has handled its conclusion, which has been widely criticized. Undoubtedly, Democrats will grill him over his delay and caginess in releasing the investigation's final report. But there's one person Congress and the American people will want to hear from even more: Mueller himself.
And on Monday, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed that he plans to call Mueller to testify. As special counsel, Mueller remained phenomenally and conspicuously silent and his team was virtually leak-proof, so hearing direct testimony from the former FBI director will be a blockbuster event.
But Nadler included a caveat on his plans to hear from Mueller. He wants to wait until their report has been released:
Today, Ranking Member Collins called for Special Counsel Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary. I fully agree. S… https://t.co/a87IfKQFR8— Rep. Nadler (@Rep. Nadler)1554747566.0
In order to ask Special Counsel Mueller the right questions, the Committee must receive the Special Counsel’s full… https://t.co/Kjh3a5guWU— Rep. Nadler (@Rep. Nadler)1554747779.0
Mueller's testimony will be a spectacle unmatched in recent American politics — for both the president's critics and his defenders. As Nadler lays the groundwork for the testimony, the country will be waiting.