Rank-and-file Democrats made clear Tuesday they believe Mueller must testify publicly given the gravity of the investigation.
Mueller had been expected to testify on May 15, but that date came and went without an appearance by the special counsel. Because he remains in his job with no set date for when he will step down, he remains a subordinate of Attorney General William Barr. But Barr denied that he had secretly blocked Mueller from testifying, according to a report by The Hill.
Attorney General Bill Barr told The Wall Street Journal last week: "It's Bob's call whether he wants to testify."
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, has repeatedly said that Mueller must appear, and he will subpoena Mueller if necessary.
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There is very little chance that Mueller will testify as he will be required to answer some uneasy questions about the scope of his investigation which could have significant impact down the road, as President Trump declassifies documentation relating to the Muller investigation in the coming weeks.
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Special counsel spokesman Peter Carr and the Justice Department declined to comment on the current status of negotiations.
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