House Intel chair Nadler reveals Robert Mueller is willing to testify — but only in private

Nadler tells MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow new Mueller demands before he’ll agree to testify

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published May 24, 2019 4:00AM (EDT)

Robert Mueller (Getty/Saul Loeb)
Robert Mueller (Getty/Saul Loeb)

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to “testify in private” the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee revealed on Thursday.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was asked for a status update on why the American people have yet to hear from Mueller, despite his report having been submitted sixty days ago.

“I think I can say at this point, that he wants to testify in private,” Nadler revealed.

“Why?” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow asked.

“I don’t know why. He wants — he’s willing to make an opening statement but he wants to testify in private,” Nadler replied.

He said that a transcript would be made public, but that there would not be video of the hearing broadcast on television.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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