Whether or not special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before Congress about his Russia election meddling report will be left to Attorney General William P. Barr, President Donald Trump said Thursday.
The president appeared to contradict himself just days after a Sunday tweet that included this statement: “Bob Mueller should not testify.” Trump wrote that day that the former FBI director testifying before Democrat-run House committees would amount to the opposition party trying to invent evidence of negative information about him.
“No redos for the Dems!” Trump wrote Sunday.
But by Thursday, the president had returned to his original position on the issue.
“I’m going to leave that up to our very great attorney general,” he told reporters during another impromptu White House Q&A session following a health care event. “He’ll make a decision on that.”