Reports: Mueller Won’t Testify Next Week, Says House Judiciary Chair

Reports: Mueller Won’t Testify Next Week, Says House Judiciary Chair

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May 10, 2019

Reports: Mueller Won't Testify Next Week, Says House Judiciary Chair

FILE - Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks to his car across from the White House, in Washington, March 24, 2019.
FILE – Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks to his car across from the White House, in Washington, March 24, 2019.

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not testify before Congress next week, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee told reporters Friday, according to media reports.

Chairman Jerrold Nadler said he hopes he does not have to subpoena Mueller to appear before lawmakers but that he would issue one if necessary, adding that negotiations are continuing, Bloomberg, Fox News and other outlets reported.

Nadler also said his panel had again issued a subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn and that lawmakers expect him to appear May 21 or face being cited for contempt, a Fox News journalist said. The White House earlier this week had directed McGahn not to comply with an earlier summons.

FILE - Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 26, 2019.
FILE – Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 26, 2019.

Representatives for the committee could not be immediately reached to confirm the comments.

Mueller's potential testimony comes as House Democrats seek to further their investigations following the release of Mueller's report on his two-year-plus investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential obstruction by U.S. President Donald Trump and his campaign.

Mueller's team of prosecutors detailed extensive contacts between Trump's campaign and Moscow but concluded there was insufficient evidence to show a criminal conspiracy between Russia and the campaign. They also outlined 11 instances in which the president tried to impede the special counsel's investigation, but avoided a conclusion on whether or not Trump obstructed justice.

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