CNN: Mueller hesitant on testifying to Congress

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's team is reportedly hesitant about the former FBI director giving public testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. 

His team has expressed that Mueller does not want to seem political, CNN reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. Mueller rarely commented on his probe while it occurred. 

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Mueller spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment on Tuesday. 

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Mueller and House Democrats have not been able to agree on how much of Mueller's testimony will be public versus private.

Mueller reportedly wants mattes that fall outside of what is in his report to be private, while Democrats are hoping to publicly question Mueller. 

They reportedly want to ask whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE should be charged with obstructing justice and for the special counsel's opinion on how Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Trump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Cummings requests interview with Census official over new allegations on citizenship question MORE's actions regarding the report. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerWant the truth? Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler From abortion to obstruction, politicians' hypocrisy is showing Watergate figure John Dean earns laughter for responses to GOP lawmakers MORE (D-N.Y.) has repeatedly called for Mueller's public testimony and has said he will subpoena the special counsel if it comes to that. 

Nadler has accused the Justice Department of stalling testimony and has said he would subpoena Mueller if it became necessary. 

“We will subpoena whoever we have to subpoena,” Nadler said. “We will hear from Mueller. We will hear from McGahn. We will hear from a lot of other witnesses.”

It has been reported that Mueller was in talks with the committee about whether he would testify.

Attorney General William Barr has said he is OK with Mueller testifying. 

“It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify," Barr told The Wall Street Journal last week.