New Delhi : President Donald Trump’s turnabout on whether the special counsel should appear before Congress “Bob Mueller should not testify,” he tweeted has sparked criticism from Democratic lawmakers eager to question the author of the report on Russia’s election interference.
Trump had previously said he would leave the question of Robert Mueller testifying to Attorney General William Barr. The attorney general has said he has no objection to Mueller testifying.
Not only did Trump in tweets Sunday contend that Mueller’s report didn’t reveal collusion and that there was no obstruction, he asserted: “Bob Mueller should not testify.
No redos for the Dems!” Tensions between the White House and House Democrats have been fueled by disputes over calling administration officials before multiple committees, among them former White House counsel Don McGahn, and obtaining an unredacted copy of the special counsel’s report and its underlying evidence as well as information relating to Trump’s personal and business finances.
“First @realDonaldTrump repeatedly tried to fire Mueller,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N Y, tweeted Sunday in response to Trump’s messages.
“Then he refused to be interviewed by Mueller. Now he’s trying to silence Mueller.
For a man who constantly proclaims his innocence, @realDonaldTrump is acting awfully guilty. Mueller must testify publicly before Congress.” “Today, Trump announced he is opposed to Mueller testifying before Congress. Before the American people,” tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee.