“Just to clarify: we are aiming to bring Mueller in on the 15th, but nothing has been agreed to yet,” he wrote. “That’s the date the Committee has proposed, and we hope the Special Counsel will agree to it. Sorry for the confusion.”
The testimony, if it occurs on that date, will be two weeks after U.S. Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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The report said Mueller’s investigation concluded that there was no collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
The committee has been looking to hear from Mueller as there are disagreements about Barr’s characterization of the report in his testimony last week.
Hours after Cicilline's clarification, President Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, contradicting Barr by saying that Mueller should not testify.
"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 to testify," Trump said in a Twitter thread. "Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion? 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!"
On Friday, when asked at The White House if Mueller should testify, Trump said, "That's up to our attorney general, who I think has done a fantastic job."
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that "The Mueller Report" sold more than 40,000 copies the week prior, according to NPD BookScan.