House Judiciary Committee Democrats said Friday that they’ve engaged with the Justice Department about preliminary arrangements for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify next month.
“We have had several conversations at a staff level with DOJ [Office of Legislative Affairs],” a committee spokesman told POLITICO.
The committee has yet to set an official date for Mueller to come in, but Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has indicated he wants Mueller to testify no later than May 23.
Committee officials said the Justice Department confirmed receiving Nadler’s request. Attorney General William Barr told reporters Thursday that he has no objection to Mueller testifying before Congress. Barr is scheduled to testify before the committee on May 2.
Nadler issued a subpoena Friday for the unredacted version of Mueller’s report, in addition to the underlying grand jury evidence and testimony.