Jerry Nadler: Mueller Wants To Testify Privately

Bob Mueller has been on quite the roller coaster ride over the last two years. He was bashed by Trump and the GOP for conducting a witch hunt while being called a hero who will save America by the left. At the same time.

It must have been dizzying as he knew neither was correct. He was appointed with a narrow mandate to check some connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Team Trump has some inexperienced people but none colluded or even fell for any Russian plots to trap them in any compromising position.

Mueller came out with his findings and overnight he was a hero to the GOP and a traitor for the left.

So, no one can blame him for not wanting any more to do with this circus and telling Nadler to go pound. The left really has no one to blame but themselves because they created this chaotic show to damage Trump and Mueller is wise to their ways.

From The Hill: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said special counsel Robert Mueller wants to testify privately about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Nadler, appearing on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC Thursday night, said he doesn’t know why Mueller wants to testify privately as opposed to publicly.

“He is willing to make an opening statement, but he wants to testify in private,” Nadler said. “We’re saying we think it’s important for the American people to hear from him and to hear his answers to questions about the report.”

Nadler noted that a private Mueller testimony would still come with a transcript that would be publicly made available.

“We’d see a transcript,” he told Maddow.

Nadler and other Democrats have been pushing Mueller to publicly testify for weeks now following the release of his report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. But reports surfaced earlier this week that Mueller was hesitant to appear publicly out of concerns it would seem political.

“He envisions himself, correctly, as a man of great rectitude and apolitical, and he doesn’t want to participate in anything that he might regard as a political spectacle,” Nadler said.

“Especially if Republicans on the committee start asking him questions about this stuff, about the beginning of the investigation,” he added.

Nadler has previously said he would subpoena Mueller to testify if the two sides cannot come to an agreement but did not discuss that option Thursday night on Maddow’s show.

Mueller had been largely silent during his 22-month investigation that concluded earlier this year.

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