Collins backs having Mueller testify

Collins backs having Mueller testify
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Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she was "pleased" that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump sides with religious leaders in fight against governors Senate Democrats call on Trump administration to let Planned Parenthood centers keep PPP loans Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans MORE told reporters Thursday that he had "no objections" to Mueller appearing before Congress. 
 
“I am also pleased that the Attorney General indicated that he did not have any objection to Mr. Mueller testifying before Congress. If Mr. Mueller were to testify, it could give the Congress and the American people another opportunity to better understand the facts and conclusions that he reached during his investigation," she said in a statement. 
 
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Democrats are clamoring for Mueller to testify about his two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign. Two House panels have already issued invitations to the special counsel to appear. 
 
 
But Senate Republicans have been mum on calling for Mueller to testify publicly on his findings.
 
Barr is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month, but Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWhy do Americans worry about North Korea? Senate confirms Ratcliffe to be Trump's spy chief Abrams announces endorsements in 7 Senate races MORE (R-S.C.), its chairman, told McCatchy on Thursday that he is "not interested" in calling him to testify. 
 
“He’s done his job,” Graham said about Mueller. "I’m not going to retry the case.”