Attorney General William Barr is flip-flopping his decision on whether the former special counsel, Robert Mueller, should be testifying before Congress.
Back in April, Barr was opened to the idea, clearly telling lawmakers, “I have no objection to Bob Mueller personally testifying.”
But now he has changed his tune.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Barr said Democrats were trying to make a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Mueller to testify about the Russia investigation.
“I’m not sure what purpose is served by dragging him up there and trying to grill him,” Barr said. “I don’t think Mueller should be treated that way or subject himself to that, if he doesn’t want to.”
Barr said that his Justice Department would also do everything in its power to support Mueller if he sought to violate the subpoena that Congress issued for his testimony.
Mueller is set to testify before Congress on July 17.