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BREAKING: Jerry Nadler Reveals Robert Mueller ‘Wants to Testify in Private'


Added 05-24-19 12:34:02am EST - “The most highly anticipated Congressional public hearing in years may never take place, Democrat Rep.? Jerrold Nadler revealed to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Thursday.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “BREAKING: Rep. Jerry Nadler Reveals Robert Mueller 'Wants to Testify in Private'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The most highly anticipated Congressional public hearing in years may never take place, after Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) revealed to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Special Counsel Robert Mueller “wants to testify in private” about his two-year-long investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian election interference in the 2016 election.

Speaking for many Democrats who have relished the idea of Mueller answering direct questions from Congress about his exhaustive report on President Donald Trump’s conduct, Maddow simply asked “Why?”

“I don’t know why,” responded Nadler, who is the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which has been following up on discrepancies and unanswered questions from the Mueller report. “He wants — he’s willing to make an opening statement [in public], but he wants to testify in private. We’re saying he ought to — we think it’s important for the American people to hear from him and to hear his answers to questions about the report.”

Nadler went on to clarify, however, that Mueller testifying in a closed session would not preclude the release of a (presumably unclassified) transcript of his remarks.

“He envisions himself, correctly, as a man of great rectitude,” Nadler said, reading between the lines of Mueller’s request. “He doesn’t want to participate in anything that he might regard as a political spectacle, especially if Republicans on the committee start asking him questions about the beginning of the — about this stuff, the beginning of the investigation.”

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