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Attorney General William Barr in a new interview blasted House Democrats for seeking to put on a "public spectacle" with former special counsel Robert Mueller's scheduled appearance before Congress next week.
President Trump's top law enforcement official told The Associated Press in a new interview Monday that he would support Mueller if the former FBI chief “doesn’t want to subject himself” to testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on July 17.
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Barr also reportedly told the AP that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would seek to block efforts by House Democrats to subpoena members of Mueller's investigative team, which includes 19 attorneys as well as other personnel.
Mueller, who is under subpoena, has not provided any indication that he plans to bow out of the highly anticipated congressional testimony, which is expected to be one of the largest spectacles on Capitol Hill in recent history.
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The committee subpoenaed the reluctant former special counsel to testify after weeks of negotiations and after Mueller publicly stated that he does not wish to testify before Congress.
Mueller has maintained that he will not go beyond the four corners of his report.
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House Democrats are eager to press Mueller on the 10 episodes of possible obstruction of justice by Trump as laid out in the report.
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