A report says that the special counsel who investigated President Donald Trump and Russian interference into the 2016 election will testify before the House of Representatives.
The Guardian cites Representative Jerry Nadler saying that Robert Mueller will testify in May. Nadler said he will ask about the investigation and whether President Trump attempted to halt or affect that investigation.
That news comes on the day that Attorney General William Barr pushed back Wednesday at complaints from Mueller over his handling of the Russia investigation report, leveling his own criticism at the special counsel as simmering tensions between the Justice Department and Mueller’s team broke into public view in extraordinary fashion.
Testifying for the first time since releasing Mueller’s report, Barr said he was surprised Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had tried to obstruct justice, and that he felt compelled to step in with his own judgment that the president had committed no crime.
Barr also complained that Mueller’s report did not, as requested, clearly flag sensitive material, creating weeks of work for the Justice Department as it moved to redact grand jury material that was not intended for the public.