The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday called on special counsel Robert Mueller to testify in front of the panel.
The move by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., followed the challenge by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. — the top Republican on the committee — earlier Monday that Democrats move to impeach President Donald Trump or bring in Mueller to testify publicly.
“Today, Ranking Member Collins called for Special Counsel Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary. I fully agree,” “Special Counsel Mueller should come before the Committee to answer questions in public about his 22 month investigation into President Trump and his associates.”
Nadler added in a second tweet:
“In order to ask Special Counsel Mueller the right questions, the Committee must receive the Special Counsel’s full report and hear from Attorney General Barr about that report on May 2. We look forward to hearing from Mr. Mueller at the appropriate time.”
Collins had asked Mueller testify during the week of April 22.
In a summary of Mueller’s report, Attorney General William Barr said the special counsel did not uncover evidence to conclude a conspiracy took place between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Mueller did not decide whether Trump obstructed justice, but Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was not enough evidence to charge Trump with that crime.