Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

Four pages of special counsel Robert Mueller report on the witness table in the House Intelligence Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday

President Donald Trump tweeted a fiery rejection of special council Robert Mueller testifying before Congress on Sunday, backtracking previous statements on the matter and going against the position of some House Republicans.

Cicilline said Sunday that the Trump administration has shown no sign that its pattern of transparency will end where Mueller's work begins. "No redos for the Dems!" he continued.

Trump also insisted that Mueller's 448-page report found "no collusion" and "no obstruction", overstating the conclusions of the almost two-year investigation.

The Mueller report does not specify that "collusion" did not occur, in part perhaps because "collusion" is not a legal term to which he and his team could investigate.

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and Mueller didn't immediately return messages Sunday.

While the special counsel completed his report in March and urgered Barr to release introductions and executive summaries of the document's volumes quickly, the attorney general did not do so.

Trump told reporters in the Oval Office last week that testimony from Mueller was "up to our attorney general". "That's up to our attorney general, who I think has done a fantastic job".

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, who initially said he wouldn't invite Mueller to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he chairs, appeared to change his mind last Friday.

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, has given Barr a Monday deadline to comply with a subpoena demanding an unredacted version of Mueller's report, along with its underlying evidence, or face a contempt charge.

Democrats aren't alone in seeking Mueller's testimony.

"Why would you impeach a president after [special counsel Robert] Mueller said there was no collusion, there was no obstruction", Collins said.

Trump's reversal on Mueller testifying came hours after a key member of the House Judiciary Committee said that the panel has proposed a date of May 15 for Mueller to testify but that no agreement has been reached yet.

Rep. David Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said the panel is negotiating with Mueller to appear later this month to discuss the findings of his Russian Federation report. But he said in a later tweet that he had misspoken.

Cicilline later tweeted that "nothing has been agreed to yet".

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