CNN: Mueller hesitant on testifying to Congress

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation 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 TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE should be charged with obstructing justice and for the special counsel's opinion on how Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFeinstein calls on Justice to push for release of Trump whistleblower report Clarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump Democrats to seek ways to compel release of Trump whistleblower complaint MORE's actions regarding the report. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Nadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime Lewandowski says he's under no obligation to speak truthfully to the media 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.