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Dem Congressman Now Says Mueller NOT Confirmed To Testify

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Rhode Island Democratic Rep. David Cicilline now says no hearing has been set for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

Cicilline tweeted Sunday “to clarify: we are aiming to bring Mueller in on the 15th [of May], but nothing has been agreed to yet. That’s the date that the Committee has proposed, and we hope the Special Counsel will agree to it. Sorry for the confusion.”

Rhode Island Democratic Rep. David Cicilline talks about Robert Mueller testifying to Congress on Fox News Sunday, May 5, 2019. YouTube screenshot.

Rhode Island Democratic Rep. David Cicilline talks about Robert Mueller testifying to Congress on Fox News Sunday, May 5, 2019. YouTube screenshot.

The congressman told Fox News Sunday that a “tentative date” had been confirmed with Mueller. The committee wants to hear from Mueller because of a letter he had sent to Attorney General William Barr on March 27 that Congressional Democrats say they believe undermines a four-page memo from Barr that indicated the Mueller report had found no evidence of collusion and insufficient evidence  to proceed with obstruction of justice charges. (RELATED: Mueller Expressed Concern To Barr Over Letter To Congress)

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said Mueller should be allowed to testify but he has also called for a new special counsel to investigate what precipitated the FBI investigation into the Russian collusion conspiracy theory and whether the bureau overstepped its authority in obtaining FISA warrants. (RELATED: Lindsey Graham Says Democrats Are Out To Destroy Trump And His Family)

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to the media after Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trumpís campaign and Russia in the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to the media after Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trumpís campaign and Russia in the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump has indicated his emphatic opposition to Mueller testifying, asking if the Democrats are “looking for a redo because they hatred seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion? There was no crime, except on the other side … Bob Mueller should not testify.”

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