Donald Trump says William Barr will make decision on Robert Mueller testimony

May 9, 2019

President Trump said Thursday he’ll leave it up to Attorney General William P. Barr whether to let special counsel Robert Mueller testify to Congress.

That’s a reversal from just days ago, when the president said the special counsel shouldn’t talk to Congress.

“I’m going to leave that up to the attorney general,” Mr. Trump said at the White House.

House Democrats have asked for Mr. Mueller to appear next week to tell his own experience of investigating the president and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Those plans may have been upended after Mr. Trump asserted executive privilege over the Mueller report this week, making some of the materials protected.

Mr. Trump also said he was “surprised” that the Senate intelligence committee, run by Republicans, issued a subpoena to demand his son, Donald Trump Jr., appear.

“My son is a good person. My son testified for hours and hours. My son was exonerated by Mueller,” the president said.