Trump orders cooperation in election investigation

Plus, special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly reluctant to testify, concerned a public hearing could descend into a political circus, sources told ABC News.
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We turn to Washington. Overnight president trump ramping up the so-called investigation into the investigation ordering intelligence agencies like the CIA to fully cooperate with attorney general William Barr's review of how the special counsel investigation started. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas is in Washington with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. The attorney general has suspicions about the origins of the Russian probe and has complete rein by the president to pursue his concerns. 9 president granted the attorney general sweeping authority ordering the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with Barr ee review. Barr was given authority to declassify any information he sees fit. Democrats are crying foul. Last night house intelligence chair spoke up. Intelligence agencies expected to be mad about this as well. You're learning more about special counsel Robert Mueller's possible testimony on capitol hill. What are your sources telling you. Reporter: We're getting more details about why the negotiations for Mueller's testimony have dragged out all these weeks. Turns out Mueller is reluctant to testify. Sources telling ABC news he's concerned that a public hearing could descend into a political circus where both sides would try to use him as a pawn for their own purposes. He also according to sources believes he would be limited in saying much beyond what is detailed this his report and shows how delicate the negotiations are and Nadler saying Mueller wants to make an opening statement and go into a closed session. We have not heard anything officially from Mueller. Okay, Pierre, thank you. We turn to the white house and the bitter war of words between president trump and house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi saying the president

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