Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over'

Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE on Friday chastised Democrats for seeking testimony from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE, suggesting his report should be the final word on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice.

"I don’t know why the Radical Left Democrats want Bob Mueller to testify when he just issued a 40 Million Dollar Report that states, loud & clear & for all to hear, No Collusion and No Obstruction (how do you Obstruct a NO crime?) Dems are just looking for trouble and a Do-Over!" Trump tweeted.

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Trump has repeatedly accused Democrats of seeking a "do-over" by carrying out investigations into his administration, campaign and businesses. Some of those probes are focused on information detailed in Mueller's report.

The report did not establish that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government. Mueller neither exonerated nor implicated the president on obstruction of justice, leaving it up to Congress to further investigate the matter.

The House Judiciary Committee has been working to bring Mueller in to testify on his findings. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerNadler apologized after repeatedly calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' at hearing Hope Hicks: Trump campaign felt 'relief' after WikiLeaks released damaging info about Hillary Clinton House hearing marks historic moment for slavery reparations debate MORE (D-N.Y.) said Thursday night that Mueller wants to testify privately, suggesting the special counsel is concerned his appearance would become a political spectacle.

The chairman noted that Mueller's private testimony would still come with a transcript that would be publicly made available.

“He envisions himself, correctly, as a man of great rectitude and apolitical and he doesn’t want to participate in anything that he might regard as a political spectacle,” Nadler said.

No final deal has been reached for Mueller to appear before the committee.

Meanwhile, Trump on Thursday night ordered U.S. intelligence officials to cooperate with Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Supreme Court set to deliver ruling on census citizenship question Trump: 'I think I win the election easier' if Democrats launch impeachment proceedings MORE's investigation into "surveillance activities" directed at the president's 2016 campaign. He also gave Barr "full and complete authority" to declassify information related to the investigation.