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Mueller 'should not testify' before Congress, says Donald Trump

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Hours after a democratic lawmaker confirmed that the US House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Special Counsel Robert Mueller on May 15, President Donald Trump on Sunday said that Mueller "should not testify" before Congress on his investigation's findings.

"After spending more than $35,000,000 over a two year period, interviewing 500 people, using 18 Trump Hating Angry Democrats & 49 FBI Agents - all culminating in a more than 400 page 'Report' showing NO COLLUSION - why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller to testify," Trump wrote on his official Twitter handle.

The US President went on to say, "Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion? There was no crime, except on the other side (incredibly not covered in the Report), and NO OBSTRUCTION. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!"

The House Judiciary Committee has proposed a date of May 15 for Mueller to testify on his investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential elections.

The matter pertains to Mueller being discontented earlier with Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the investigation report, saying that he failed to "fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of his investigations' findings.

Barr defended his handling of the case during a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. He repeatedly denied accusations and insinuations by Democrats that he had lied or misrepresented anything.

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First Published: Mon, May 06 2019. 02:54 IST