Rep. Stewart says it probably won’t change minds, but Mueller should testify

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Should special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress? President Trump says no, but members of Utah’s Congressional Delegation disagree.

The president is changing his stance on Mueller’s potential testimony on Capitol Hill.

“Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems,” the president tweeted.

His reversal comes as House Democrats wait to hear from Mueller about a tentative May 15, 2019 invitation.

“After watching the attorney general testify before Congress last week, and how partisan, and how divided and how they didn’t really resolve anything, I understand why the president is reluctant, but I disagree with the president,” said Representative Chris Stewart, (R) Utah.

Stewart says Mueller should testify before Congress.

“I think there’s a couple of unanswered questions, and I think both Republicans and Democrats should have the opportunity to kind of dive into some of the details,” he said.

Stewart would like to know more about Mueller’s relationship with Attorney General William Barr, his response to the FISA Court in relation to the Steele dossier, and why he handled obstruction allegations the way he did.

“He should not have left that open-ended in the way he did, implying guilt but not being able to charge him,” said Stewart.

He says even if both sides do get a chance to fire off their questions, he doubts it will change any minds.

“Can he bring new information? I think he can. Does he change the tone or the overall conversation nationally? Probably not,” Stewart said.

Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Ben McAdams have also said they want Mueller to testify before Congress.


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