CNN: Mueller hesitant on testifying to Congress

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by 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. 


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 TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE should be charged with obstructing justice and for the special counsel's opinion on how Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr 'Project Guardian' is the effective gun law change we need Supreme Court denies Trump request to immediately resume federal executions MORE's actions regarding the report. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJudiciary panel releases report defining impeachable offenses READ: White House letter refusing to participate in impeachment hearings White House tells Democrats it won't cooperate in impeachment hearings 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.