On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to testify privately, but is willing to make a public opening statement and have the transcript of his testimony released to the public.
Democrats have been vying for Mueller to clarify his report’s findings on Russian interference in the 2016 election since the investigation finished at the end of March.
Nadler said, “I think I can say, at this point, that he wants to testify in private.”
Nadler added, “He wants to — he’s willing to make an opening statement, but he wants to testify in private.”
Nadler further stated that a transcript of Mueller’s testimony would be publicly released.
Trump said he would leave the decision up to Attorney General William Barr who stated last week he would not stop Mueller from testifying.