Nadler: ‘They’ve Agreed’ To Have Mueller Testify Before Committee

WASHINGTON - APRIL 14: FBI Director Robert Mueller is sworn in April 14, 2004 during the second day of the 10th public hearing on the performance of law enforcement and the intelligence community prior to the Septem... WASHINGTON - APRIL 14: FBI Director Robert Mueller is sworn in April 14, 2004 during the second day of the 10th public hearing on the performance of law enforcement and the intelligence community prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mueller defended the bureau's pre-Sept. 11 efforts on combating terrorism. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary Committee at a date to be decided, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) asserted Wednesday, Reuters first reported.

“This makes it even more important that Barr come in and testify before our committee tomorrow and that Mueller testify, which they’ve agreed to do, subject to setting a date, and we’ll see if they do that, sometime in May,” Nadler told reporters.

He was referring to a letter from Mueller to Attorney General Bill Barr on March 27, which was first reported Tuesday, in which Mueller told Barr that the March 24 letter the attorney general released a couple days after receiving Mueller’s final report “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”

Politito’s Kyle Cheney disputed Reuters’ initial reporting that anything was concretely agreed-to, saying Nadler was instead speaking more generally.

A spokesperson for the committee told TPM Wednesday afternoon that negotiations with the Department of Justice over a date were ongoing.

This post has been updated.

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