After spending more than $35,000,000 over a two year period, interviewing 500 people, using 18 Trump Hating Angry Democrats & 49 FBI Agents – all culminating in a more than 400 page Report showing NO COLLUSION – why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2019
“Why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller to testify,” Trump tweeted Monday.
“Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion?” he added. “There was no crime, except on the other side (incredibly not covered in the Report), and NO OBSTRUCTION. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!”
Sanders jumped on the opportunity to slam Trump and inform the president who makes the decision on testimonies.
“Sorry, Mr. President, you are not a dictator,” he tweeted. “In our democracy, when Congress calls on Robert Mueller to testify, he will testify.”
Sorry, Mr. President, you are not a dictator. In our democracy, when Congress calls on Robert Mueller to testify, he will testify. https://t.co/hGhU9PlAXR
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 6, 2019
Democrats are itching to hear Mueller’s testimony, especially after it was revealed last week that the special counsel was dissatisfied with Attorney General William Barr‘s original summary of the report.
But Democrats aren’t alone in their desire. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Mueller inviting him to testify, asking specifically to clarify the disagreements between him and Barr.
“Please inform the Committee if you would like to provide testimony regarding any misrepresentation by the Attorney General of the substance of that phone call,” he wrote.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham has invited special counsel Robert Mueller to come testify if he'd like to, specifically about his discussion with AG Barr about Barr's summary of Mueller's conclusions pic.twitter.com/B4owSVOt63
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 3, 2019
Trump’s hard stance on a Mueller testimony is a tonal shift for the president, who told reporters last week that it was up to Barr whether or not the special counsel would testify.
“I don’t know,” the president said when asked if Mueller should testify. “That’s up to our attorney general, who I think has done a fantastic job.”