Trump Doesn’t Want Mueller To Testify Because It’ll Get Media Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts the U.S. Military Academy football team, the Army Black Knights, in the Rose Garden of the White House May 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. President... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts the U.S. Military Academy football team, the Army Black Knights, in the Rose Garden of the White House May 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy champion to honor their win in 2018. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 7, 2019 8:14 a.m.

President Trump’s tweet advising special counsel Robert Mueller not to testify was reportedly posted after days of stewing over the amount of media coverage a Mueller hearing would receive, The Associated Press reported. 

Trump reportedly believes that Mueller has become an unfairly favored figured in the mainstream media and Trump has growing concerns that a Mueller testimony would get even more coverage than what his former lawyer Michael Cohen received, according to three White House officials and one Republican who spoke to the AP.

While the Justice Department and the House Judiciary Committee tentatively agreed over the weekend that Mueller would testify before the committee on May 15, Trump is clearly not a fan of the proposition. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said that Mueller “should not testify” and argued that there should be “no redos for the Dems!”

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