Trump says Mueller should not testify on Russian Federation probe

White House counsel Don Mc Gahn and President Donald Trump

White House counsel Don Mc Gahn and President Donald Trump

Attorney General William P. Barr spent a weekend allegedly reading it and writing a book report. "No re-dos for the Dems!"

The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, said last week the committee was "firming up the date" for Mueller's testimony and hoping it would be May 15. But in his March 24 summary, Barr stated that Mueller's investigation found no conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, and that he, along with then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, concluded that "the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense".

Trump also insisted that Mueller's 448-page report found "no collusion" and "no obstruction", overstating the conclusions of the almost two-year investigation. And now Democrats are using the letter as the launch-pad for The Big Lie that Barr lied, calculating that if they say it enough times, and their media collaborators uncritically broadcast these declarations, no one will notice that they never actually refer to the transcript of what they claim is the false testimony.

Cicilline later stepped back from that, tweeting that "nothing has been agreed to yet".

Democratic lawmakers expressed their displeasure with Trump's position. Someone, perhaps a member of Mr. Barr's staff, should inform the attorney general that when the person in charge signs a letter, regardless of who drafted it, it becomes that person's letter.

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.

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The spokesman said the recent listing proposal was presented on the basis of considerations beyond the listing parameters. It had defended its move saying it was only following procedure and needed more time to review the proposal.

"These aren't, like, impartial people", Trump said of the Democrats' subpoena requests.

Barr defended his handling of the case during a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

Trump did not indicate if he would take any steps to block Mueller, who is a Justice Department employee. A redacted version of the document has been released; congressional Democrats are battling with Barr to get the full report. When a reporter asked him on Friday whether Mueller should testify, he replied, "I don't know".

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".

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.

"I don't think I can let him. because he was the counsel", Trump told Fox in an interview aired Thursday. According to CNN, Harris said in the letter that, "Such inappropriate requests by the President have been well documented".

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