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Mueller team pushes back against public testimony as negotiations continue to mosey along

Jerry Nadler is already threatening to subpoena Mueller should a compromise not be reached.

The American people have several burning questions that demand answers, and Robert Mueller may be one of the few people on the planet who can provide them.

After 22 months and $30 million, (give or take), Robert Mueller’s extensive investigation into Russian election interference has landed us in a bit of a bind.  While Mueller did not believe that actions by the President and his team amounted to a conspiracy with the Russian government, he left the question of obstruction of justice up to the nation to decide.

At this point the Department of Justice is considering the case closed…Congress, not so much.

This stagnation has led to a quest for knowledge by congressional leaders who hope to speak to any and all persons involved in the investigation to get the answers that their constituents are demanding.

Of all of these potential targets for testimony, Mueller himself is likely the most knowledgable.

But that doesn’t mean that the former Special Counsel doesn’t have his reservations.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has expressed reluctance to him testifying publicly in front of the House Judiciary Committee, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The special counsel’s team has expressed the notion that Mueller does not want to appear political after staying behind the scenes for two years and not speaking as he conducted his investigation into President Donald Trump. One option is to have him testify behind closed doors, but sources caution numerous options are being considered in the negotiations between the committee and the special counsel’s team.
Justice officials are generally supportive of how the special counsel’s team is proceeding with negotiations. As Attorney General Bill Barr told The Wall Street Journal last week: “It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify.”
Democrat Jerry Nadler, chairmen of the house judiciary committee, has indicated that Mueller will testify one way or another, issuing a warning that a subpoena will be issued if these negotiations fail to produce a compromise.
Mueller has been dead silent on the substance of his report, at least publicly, lending an air of ominousness to the entire event.

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