Carson: Mueller and AG Barr Should Testify in Front of Congress


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Carson: Mueller and AG Barr Should Testify in Front of Congress

The Democrat from Indiana says the House Intelligence Committee will continue its independent investigation.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congressman Andre Carson (D-Ind.) would like to see Robert Mueller and Atty. Gen William Barr, testify in front of Congress about the Mueller Report. Carson said he believes the American people, as well as Congress, deserve to be able to see the report,just as with the 911 Commission Report.

"The American people were able to read the 911 Commission Report and the Iraq Study Report and Congress was able to pour over the details and really make laws that have an impact on our government today," he said. Carson has said he doesn't believe Congress should impeach the president, with a caveat.

"I don't believe it's appropriate to impeach the president until we see the Mueller Report.We still haven't seen it," said Carson in a Monday interview.

Carson said the summary is the assertion of "an attorney general who was picked because of his criticism of the Mueller investigation", whom Carson says has gone to great lengths to protect the president.

He said he believes seeing the report is necessary because the details may hold information on impeachable offenses. 

While Carson said there have been competing schools of though among Democrats about whether Mueller and Barr should testify in front of Congress, Carson, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, said he personally would like to see them testify.

"We need to ask Director Mueller about the details of the report and the underlying investigation. I think we need to ask the attorney general about his process for even writing his summary and whether it was influenced by the White House," said Carson.

He said the House Intelligence Committee would continue its own independent investigation and the committee would meet soon to see what that might look like in the future.

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