Nadler: Barr 'must answer' for Mueller's objections to letter on probe's findings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Trump asks if Nadler will look into Clinton's 'deleted and acid washed' emails Trump tweets conservative commentator's criticism of FBI director MORE (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan House Intelligence enjoys breakthrough with Justice Department Schiff blasts Trump's 'un-American' order to intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe MORE "must answer" for reports that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerGraham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' House progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller MORE objected to Barr's summarization of the conclusions in the investigation into Russia's election interference.

Nadler's comment comes after The Washington Post reported that Mueller sent Barr a letter in late March expressing concern that Barr did not "fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of the special counsel's probe.

"I have demanded the letter & Barr must answer for this. Mueller must be allowed to testify," Nadler tweeted shortly after the Post published its report, which comes two days before Barr is slated to testify before Congress.

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Mueller reportedly sent the letter to Barr on March 27, shortly after the attorney general sent a memo to lawmakers stating the special counsel didn't find evidence of coordination between President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE's 2016 campaign and Russia.

In the letter, Mueller reportedly argues that Barr “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions" in his description of the report's conclusions.

“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations,” he wrote, according to the letter obtained by The Washington Post, which called on Barr to release the introductions and executive summaries in the report.

Top Democrats have been highly critical of Barr’s handling of the Mueller report, which was more than 400 pages, alleging he was highly partisan while presenting the findings of the investigation.

Nadler issued a formal request for Mueller to testify earlier this month, echoing the calls of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Trump-Pelosi fight threatens drug pricing talks MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerNo agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess Ex-White House photographer roasts Trump: 'This is what a cover up looked like' under Obama Pelosi: Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' MORE (D-N.Y.).

Barr is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but it remains unclear whether he will show up due to objections over Democrats' call to allow for a half hour of questioning from committee lawyers in addition to being grilled by the panel’s lawmakers.