While the President continues to insist that “it’s done”, and Mitch McConnell has said “case closed”, congressional democrats are still seeking the testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The idea that Mueller will somehow unlock the secrets of his own thoroughly-dissected report on Russian interference into the 2016 election has helped to keep democratic hopes alive. Their loss in that election was seen as a low point for the party, particularly after candidate Hillary Clinton was shown to have colluded with the DNC in order to rig the primaries.
In order to get back at Donald Trump for being elected, the left has been in pursuit of a number of investigations into the President’s personal life, including a number of attempts to procure copies of his still-under-audit tax returns.
In addition, the left is seeking the testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who they believe could help spin his now-infamous report in their direction.
A previous deadline of May 15th for this testimony now looks unlikely to be met.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says special counsel Robert Mueller won’t appear before his panel next week, despite the committee’s hope that Mueller would testify May 15.
New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said Friday that negotiations continue with Mueller and the Justice Department about the testimony. He wouldn’t characterize those talks.
Nadler said he expects Mueller to appear, though the committee will subpoena him “if necessary.”
Democrats are clashing with the Justice Department over access to Mueller’s full report on the Trump-Russia investigation.
Nadler’s own personal feuds with Donald Trump go all the way back to the President’s days as a New York City real estate developer.
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