Nadler Goes After The DOJ For Telling Mueller How To Testify

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) attends a news conference on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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July 23, 2019 10:55 a.m.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Tuesday on CNN that it’s “incredibly arrogant” for the Department of Justice to try to curtail special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, not least because Mueller already set the same parameters for himself.

“I don’t think it’s much of an impediment simply because Bob Mueller had indicated repeatedly he was going to do exactly that,” Nadler said of the letter directing Mueller to only testify within the confines of his report during his congressional hearings Wednesday. “I think it’s incredibly arrogant of the department to try instruct him as to what to say. It’s a part of the cover-up of the administration to keep information away from the American people.”

He added that Mueller doesn’t even have to comply with the letter, as he is no longer a DOJ employee.

Mueller is due on Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify before the House Judiciary and Intel Committees.

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