I guessed this would be Trump’s view…
Stay tuned for if Mueller will actually show up next Wednesday in front of Rep. Nadler’s
Democratic led House Judiciary Committee….
President Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should not testify before Congress, reversing course from his previous position that the decision is up to Attorney General William P. Barr.
“Bob Mueller should not testify,” Trump said in an afternoon tweet. “No redos for the Dems!”….
Trump also insisted that Mueller’s 448-page report found “no collusion” and “no obstruction,” overstating the conclusions of the nearly two-year investigation. A redacted version of the documenthas been released; congressional Democrats are battling with Barr to get the full report.
In the report, Mueller’s team wrote that while the investigation established that the Trump campaign “expected it would benefit electorally from” information stolen in Russia-backed efforts, it “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
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.
Trump’s about face would seem to take the appearance ball out of Atty. Gen. Barr’s hands?
Mueller is reported to still be on Justice Dept.’s payroll making Trump his ultimate boss right now…
It appears some people have talked Trump down from trying to stop Robert Mueller form appearing before Congress after all….
“When President Trump contradicted his own attorney general and declared on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller ‘should not testify’ before Congress, he caught his inner circle by surprise,” Politico reports.
“A day later, more than a dozen people from Trump’s close orbit downplayed in interviews the prospect that the president’s weekend tweet about Mueller should be taken as an official warning.”
“Trump does not actually intend to assert executive privilege and block the special counsel from testifying as soon as next week, they said, before the one House committee with the power to begin impeachment proceedings against the president.”….