Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) told Fox News Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is "tentatively" expected to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on May 15 - a reversal from Mueller's earlier pledge to remain mum on the contents of his final report, issued last month.
Trump wondered if Democrats were "looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion".
Democrats on the committee accused Barr of minimizing actions described in the report that Mueller said could be counted as obstruction.
While the special counsel completed his report in March and urgered Barr to release introductions and executive summaries of the document's volumes quickly, the attorney general did not do so. "The American people deserve the truth", he said on Twitter.
Mueller also found 10 "episodes" of potential obstruction of justice but ultimately concluded that it was not his decision to determine whether Trump broke the law. "Mueller must testify publicly before Congress". That's the date the Committee has proposed, and we hope the Special Counsel will agree to it.
Jerry Nadler (D-NY) told media last week that his office had been communicating with Mueller's office, and that he and others on the committee were "eyeing" May 15th as a tentative date for Mueller's testimony, but nothing had been set in stone.More news: In a stunner, Country House wins Kentucky Derby via disqualification
Democratic lawmakers expressed their displeasure with Trump's position.
Across two tweets, Mr. Trump wrote, "why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller.to testify".
If the report shows what Trump claims it shows, then why would he not want Mueller to testify?
Collins pointed out Barr has already testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "That's up to our attorney general". "We must hear from Director Mueller".
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, noted in a tweet that Trump's opposition to Mueller testifying follows his opposition to having a former White House counsel testify.
"Barr's testimony alone - created to protect Trump - isn't going to cut it".
"Today, Trump announced he is opposed to Mueller testifying before Congress". In one instance, the report said McGahn defied an order from the president to remove Mueller from the investigation.