A Republican congressman from Arizona predicted that House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) will not subpoena former Special Counsel Robert Mueller for testimony in front of his committee.
While speaking to Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) — who sits on Nadler’s committee — was asked if he believed Mueller would show up for testimony in front of Congress.
Biggs said that he does not think the former special counsel wants “to come back” and that he will not appear for testimony, noting that the Republicans would have some “pointed questions” for him and that Democrats would “want to mine him for criminal activity.”
The Arizona Republican went on to slam the House Judiciary chairman as having “walked himself into a cul-de-sac,” positing that Nadler would not subpoena Mueller for testimony because he would be forced to hold the former special counsel “in contempt” as the committee did with Attorney General William Barr.
“Nadler’s not going to subpoena him because then he gets stuck having to hold [Mueller] in contempt just like he held William Barr in contempt. So Mr. Nadler’s in between a rock and a hard place; he’s walked himself into a cul-de-sac right now.”
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We have to get to the bottom of the alleged corruption at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI to hold officials accountable for attempting to undermine @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. Otherwise, you've basically degraded the American people's trust in these fine institutions. pic.twitter.com/WgJ3G9SweR
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 3, 2019
“He doesn’t really want Mueller even though he says he wants Mueller,” added Biggs.
Biggs’ comments came the week after Mueller held a press conference where he formally stepped down as special counsel.
As IJR News reported, Mueller announced during the press conference that he would let his 448-page report speak for itself and that he did not feel it was “appropriate for [him] to speak further” on the matter.
The conference sparked more calls for impeachment from congressional Democrats while Republicans, such as Vice President Mike Pence, have called on Congress to “move on” from the matter.