Trump says Mueller 'should not testify' before Congress

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President Donald Trump is going after House Democrats on Twitter Sunday afternoon, amidst reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to a specific date - May 15th - on which he will testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

Trump wondered if Democrats were "looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion". "No redos for the Dems!" he continued.

The Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee appears closest to arranging for Mueller to testify, possibly as soon as May 15.

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. "They will testify. The American people deserve the truth", said Schiff, who has previously stated that he would like Mueller to appear before his panel.

Apparently sensing that Democrats meant to turn the hearing into a circus, Barr simply skipped the hearing altogether.

The 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.

There's no "absolute guarantee" that Mueller will show up to testify, Cicilline warned Sunday.

Trump's weekend statements come days after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that the committee debated a possible date for Mueller's testimony.

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The attorney general dismissed the letter as "a little bit snitty".

Trump's Sunday tweets also place him in opposition to some House Republicans who have expressed their support in bringing Mueller to testify.

The committee's chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY, had previously said he was hoping for an appearance by Mueller on that date.

Barr told reporters on April 18, just ahead of the public release of a redacted version of the Mueller report, that "I have no objection to Bob Mueller testifying".

In his "Fox News Sunday" interview, Cicilline said the panel hopes Mueller will agree to testify. In one instance, the report said McGahn defied an order from the president to remove Mueller from the investigation.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., responded to Trump with his own tweet. Now, in his new tweet, he makes it clear that he actually doesn't want Mueller to testify.

"Barr's testimony alone - created to protect Trump - isn't going to cut it".