Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office, told The Hill on Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will leave the Justice Department "within the coming days." Carr did not elaborate, and he used the same phrase a month ago. President Trump is pulling out all the stops to prevent Mueller from testifying before Congress. House Democrats have tentatively scheduled Mueller to testify on May 15, despite Trump's efforts. Once Mueller leaves the Justice Department, though, Trump will have even less control over whether he testifies. Attorney General William Barr reportedly still maintains he has no concerns about Mueller testifying, as a private citizen or Justice Department employee.

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