House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) ahead of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony blasted the Justice Department as "incredibly arrogant," again accusing the Trump administration of being involved in a "cover-up."
Nadler spoke to CNN after the Justice Department in a letter to Mueller told the former special counsel to limit his testimony to what's in the report, as Politico reported, saying that "anything outside the written pages of the report are things about which presidential privilege hasn't been waived."
This letter, Nadler argued, was "incredibly arrogant" and "part of the ongoing cover-up by the administration to keep information away from the American people."
That being said, Nadler doesn't see the DOJ's letter as changing much on a practical level, considering Mueller already indicated that he would limit himself to what's in the report. But Nadler also said that Mueller "does not have to comply" with the DOJ's letter, since he no longer works for the Department of Justice, and the letter "asks things that are beyond the power of the agency to ask, even if he still worked for them."
Mueller is set to testify before Congress on Wednesday, and Nadler indicated in his CNN interview that although the testimony is unlikely to feature any new revelations, Democrats "want to get these facts out so the American people know what we are dealing with and hear it from Mueller himself." Brendan Morrow