While President Trump has vacillated on whether special counsel Robert Mueller should testify before Congress, Attorney General William Barr has not. He repeated this week that he had no objection to Mueller appearing before Congress.
Critics of allowing Mueller’s testimony contend that the vast majority of Mueller’s 448-page report has been released and there is nothing to be gained by hearing directly from Mueller. But even Barr admits that one question remains unresolved.
Barr testified to Congress that he asked Mueller to reach a conclusion on all crimes. Yet as to obstruction of justice, Mueller failed to do so. We need to know why. Although the report provides some insights into Mueller’s reasoning, only Mueller can provide the complete answer.