Trump Lashes Out After Mueller Agrees to Testify to Congress – The New York Times

“I’ve seen this movie several times and I know the ending, and it should now end,” he wrote in a text message on Wednesday.

Though Mr. Trump and Mr. Barr have said they had no problem with Mr. Mueller providing congressional testimony, the White House has blocked other former government officials from complying with similar subpoenas.

Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters Wednesday that he was confident he would get testimony from Mr. Mueller, even if the White House tried to step in.

“They can attempt to,” Mr. Nadler said. “I doubt they would succeed. Mr. Mueller is an honest man and understands that congressional subpoenas are not optional.”

Mr. Mueller has said any future comments about the investigation would not go beyond what was included in the 448-page report.

If Mr. Mueller’s testimony is not blocked, the stakes will be high for both Democrats and Republicans, as Mr. Mueller’s answers are sure to provide material for 2020 presidential campaigns.

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