Agreement Reached to Have Mueller Testify on Russia Probe: Lawmaker

May 1, 2019 Updated: May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON—The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on May 1 an agreement had been reached to have special counsel Robert Mueller testify to Congress on his probe into Russian election interference.

Representative Jerry Nadler told reporters the agreement was for Mueller to testify sometime in May, but that a specific date had yet to be agreed upon.

Attorney General William Barr released the redacted Mueller report to the public on April 18. He stated again at a press conference on the same day that Robert Mueller, the special counsel, discovered no evidence to establish that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

“After reviewing those contacts, the special counsel did not find any conspiracy to violate U.S. law involving Russia-linked persons and any persons associated with the Trump campaign,” said Barr in the morning conference. “So that is the bottom line.”

He delivered his remarks to reporters ahead of the delivery of the Mueller report to Congress.

“After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel confirmed that the Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes,” Barr reiterated.

He said that Russian operatives did, in fact, try to influence the election, but they didn’t collude with President Trump or Trump’s campaign.

“That is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed,” Barr noted.

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.