Democrats call on Mueller to testify publicly before Congress on Russia investigation


    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler is calling for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify immediately before his committee “no later than May 23,” according to a letter released moments after a press conference by Attorney General William Barr.“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 in a letter to Mueller. “I look forward to working with you on a mutually agreeable date.”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.— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) April 18, 2019
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    Nadler posted a copy of the letter to Twitter shortly after Barr spoke about the redacted version of Mueller’s report and said the investigation did not find that President Donald Trump or any members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.“That is the bottom line,” Barr said. “After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the investigation confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.”Barr said the redacted report will be delivered to Congress between 11 a.m. ET and noon and will be posted afterward on the special counsel’s website.WATCH: William Barr speaks on Muller ReportWilliam Barr: I have no problem with Robert Mueller testifying before Congress Democrats call on Mueller to testify publicly before Congress on Russia investigation