On Sunday, President Trump seemed to change his position on special counsel Robert Mueller testifying before Congress. In a tweet, the president wrote, “Bob Mueller should not testify.”
Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was unable to find a conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and Moscow to win the election. Despite various instances of potential obstruction of justice, the report did not make a prosecutorial suggestion.
The about-face comes after Trump said on Friday that it was up to Attorney General William Barr on whether Mueller should testify. Also, Trump said last week that he had no objection to Mueller speaking to Congress.
Trump has also objected to his former White House counsel, Don McGahn, testifying before congress. In Mueller’s report, McGahn resigned from his position after allegedly stating that President Trump asked him to do “crazy sh*t.”
This escalation comes at an important time during the pre-election season as campaigns are beginning to take shape.