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Nadler “Confident” Mueller Will Testify Before Judiciary Cmte “Soon”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said he is “confident” former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress “soon,” reports The Hill.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Nadler said “Let’s just say that I’m confident he’ll come in soon.”

He also said his committee would subpoena Mueller “if we have to.”

Last week, Mueller said he would not testify before Congress, claiming his final Russia report was his testimony.

“Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report,” he said in a press conference. “It contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself. And the report is my testimony.”

He continued, “I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress. In addition, access to our underlying work product is being decided in a process that does not involve our office. So beyond what I have said here today, and what is contained in our written work, I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation or to comment on the actions of the Justice Department or Congress.”

Shady Schiff on Mueller Public Testimony: It’s “Going To Happen, It Has To”

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is confident that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify publicly about the Russia probe.

Speaking to MSNBC host Chris Hayes last night, Schiff said his committee was talking with the Special Counsel’s office.

“We’re in conversation with the Special Counsel’s office and it’s not that they’ve confirmed a date but this is going to happen,” he said. “It has to.”

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“You have to start–I think–with the man who did the investigation and I think the Republicans and the Attorney General even understand that. That’s why Barr has said repeatedly he’s not going to stand in the way of Mueller testimony. I think thats because he knows he can’t.”

When asked if Mueller’s testimony would be public, Schiff said he thinks the Judiciary Committee hearing would be “completely in open session.”

“In our committee [House Intelligence] we might have part of it in open and part of it closed.”

Democrats Wouldn’t Let Shooting Survivor Rep. Scalise Testify Against Gun Control

Rep. Steve Scalise–who survived a brutal shooting attack at a Congressional baseball practice in 2017–says Democrats wouldn’t allow him to testify against gun control at a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday.

In an op-ed for Fox News, Scalise wrote, “While liberals may try to silence conservative voices, I will not be silenced. The American people deserve to hear all perspectives.”

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The Congressman, instead, provided his full testimony to Fox, where he says the new gun control measures considered by Democrats would not have prevented his shooting.

He writes:

The new gun control restrictions currently being considered by the Democratic majority in H.R. 8 would not have prevented my shooting.

In fact, these new gun control measures being proposed in H.R. 8 would not have prevented any number of recent mass violence events. Several perpetrators of recent multi-victim shootings also purchased their guns legally. In some instances, the background check system failed, and lack of intervention from law enforcement failed to intercept potential threats.

I want to stress that the man who shot me was issued a permit to purchase firearms by the state of Illinois, and had acquired them legally. At Virginia Tech, Charleston, and Sutherland Springs failures in the background check system allowed individuals to illegally obtain the firearms they used to commit their crimes. The alleged loopholes that H.R. 8 claims to fix would not have prevented these tragedies either.

Instead, whether intentionally or not, the gun control proposals in H.R. 8 could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals while also failing to achieve the stated purpose of reducing gun violence.

For his full testimony, click HERE.