Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, following Attorney General Bill Barr‘s testimony this week, said he doesn’t plan to call special counsel Robert Mueller to testify.
“If there’s any dispute about a conversation then he’ll come, but I’m not going to retry the case,” he said.
Graham has now written a letter to Mueller inviting him to testify if any dispute does exist.
To recap, in the days following Barr releasing his letter summarizing the principal conclusions of the full report, Mueller wrote Barr a letter that said his letter “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”
Barr testified this week that he subsequently called Mueller to ask about his concerns and that Mueller did not find Barr’s letter to be inaccurate.
Graham today sent Mueller a letter on this issue, noting Barr’s testimony and what he said the special counsel’s concerns were about.
“Please inform the Committee if you would like to provide testimony regarding any misrepresentation by the Attorney General of the substance of that phone call,” Graham writes.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham has invited special counsel Robert Mueller to come testify if he’d like to, specifically about his discussion with AG Barr about Barr’s summary of Mueller’s conclusions pic.twitter.com/B4owSVOt63
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 3, 2019
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