Will Nadler Subpoena Mueller To Testify? ‘Um….’ He Says

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Committee Chairman of U.S. House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) leaves a House Democrats meeting at the Capitol May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy ... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Committee Chairman of U.S. House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) leaves a House Democrats meeting at the Capitol May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi held the meeting with her caucus to address the growing pressure for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 29, 2019 2:39 p.m.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wouldn’t say Wednesday whether he will compel special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about his work.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday after Mueller spoke publicly about his probe for the first time, Nadler was asked if he would issue a subpoena for Mueller’s testimony. Mueller said earlier in the day that “the report is my testimony” and that it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to say more about his findings.

“Mr. Mueller, um, told us a lot of what we need to hear today,” Nadler said, without going further.

Asked about impeaching President Trump for obstructing justice in the probe, Nadler said, “all options are on the table.”

Earlier, the chairman said Mueller had left it to Congress to hold Trump accountable.

Unfortunately, special counsel Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the President because Department of Justice policy prevents a sitting president from being prosecuted,” Nadler said, noting that he thought the DOJ policy in question was “wrong.”

“Therefore, as Mueller again highlighted this morning,” he said, “it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies, and other wrongdoing of President Trump. We will do so.”

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