Jerry Nadler, the House judiciary committee chair, told Rachel Maddow the special counsel doesn’t want ‘a political spectacle’
House judiciary committee Chairman Jerry Nadler told Rachel Maddow in an MSNBC interview last night that Robert Mueller “wants to testify in private” on Capitol Hill, not in a public hearing, about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and all the allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice.
Nadler said he didn’t know why Mueller was so keen only to talk to Congress off camera, but mused that the special counsel wants to avoid the “political spectacle” that’s engulfed matter since the release of his report last month.
Donald Trump is still tweeting regularly about what he describes as a continuing “witch hunt” in congressional Democrats’ demands for testimony from Mueller and some of his key witnesses, and the full un-redacted Mueller report and the documentary evidence underlying it.
As flunkies, no doubt, were packing his suitcases for Japan, Trump pinged out the following tweet at 8.34AM today:
I don’t know why the Radical Left Democrats want Bob Mueller to testify when he just issued a 40 Million Dollar Report that states, loud & clear & for all to hear, No Collusion and No Obstruction (how do you Obstruct a NO crime?) Dems are just looking for trouble and a Do-Over!
A long weekend ensues, Trump is departing for an overseas trip and Congress is in recess, but don’t for a moment imagine that the drama in US politics is going away.
Trump-Russia investigation | The Guardian