Mueller resists Dems’ request to testify publicly about details outside his report

Mueller resists Dems’ request to testify publicly about details outside his report
Robert S. Mueller III. (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video)

[Ed. – Is Nadler going to hold him in contempt, too? Meantime, this is an indication of how desperate the Democrats have become to pin something — anything — on Trump: They’re now looking for a legal remedy that would enable them to charge with obstruction of justice, but not for anything related to Mueller’s investigation. The charge would be based on Trump’s refusal on the wholly legal grounds of executive privilege to allow high-level advisers and cabinet members testify before Nadler’s circus.]

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is resisting congressional Democrats’ request that he testify publicly about details of his investigation that were not included in his final report, the Washington Post first reported Tuesday.

Mueller and his representatives have reportedly reached an impasse in their negotiations with House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, who would like him to speak publicly about a range of issues, including whether the president could be charged with obstruction of justice absent Department of Justice guidelines that prohibit the indictment of a sitting president.

As they navigate the question of whether the obstructive behavior attributed to Trump in the Mueller report warrants impeachment, a number of top Democrats have repeatedly insisted that lawmakers must hear from Mueller himself before a decision can be made. They have also suggested that they would like to question Mueller about whether he believes Attorney General William Barr’s summary of his report misrepresented its findings.

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