GOP Rep. Wants Mueller to Testify About His Report ASAP
Ever since Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller wrapped up his 2 years long Russia Investigation, Republicans have seemingly done everything to prevent the full report from being released to the public. But one GOP Congressman is now asking that Mueller publicly testify about his report.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is asking that House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) request that special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress “without delay.”
In a letter sent to Nadler on Monday, Collins argued that having Mueller testify was a surefire way to “seek both transparency and for the American public to learn the full contours of the special counsel’s investigation.”
“Attorney General Barr was never part of this investigation, and instead simply reviewed the special counsel’s final report and has provided Congress, so far, with the special counsel’s principal conclusions, he wrote. While he can testify surrounding his decision to provide the committee with principal conclusions, it is special counsel Mueller who is best-positioned to testify regarding the underlying facts and material in which you are so interested.”
Collins also feels that asking Mueller to testify would be a better alternative to issuing a subpoena for Mueller’s full, unredacted report from the United States Department of Justice. The majority of Americans now feel that the public should see the Mueller report, with only partial redactions for classified information. Attorney General William Barr is expected to release the report, but according to sources plans on redacting a significant portions of the report to account for a variety of possible issues.
Read the entire letter below:
INBOX: House Judiciary Ranking Member @RepDougCollins
has asked Chairman @RepJerryNadler
to invite Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the committee "without delay." pic.twitter.com/o7jZhKQE6f
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) April 8, 2019