CNN: Mueller hesitant on testifying to Congress

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE should be charged with obstructing justice and for the special counsel's opinion on how Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump administration pressured federal prosecutors to settle investigation into Turkish bank: report DOJ shifts, will allow local police to wear body cameras during operations with federal agents Police accountability board concludes that Seattle police officers used excessive force during encounters with protesters MORE's actions regarding the report. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court 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.