House Intelligence Committee invites Mueller to testify

Democratic leaders in Congress said there are "stark" differences between what the attorney general concluded, and what the special counsel's report said about obstruction.
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hill are furious, arguing that the Mueller report is far more damning than what the attorney general told the American people weeks ago. And they're already asking Robert Mueller to testify now before the American people. So, how soon could we see that? ABC's Mary Bruce on the hill tonight. Reporter: Tonight, Democrats want Robert Mueller to explain, before the American people, why he stopped short of making a call on obstruction of justice. And if he agrees with the attorney general that trump should be cleared. The attorney general did a grave disservice to the country by misrepresenting significant parts of the Mueller report. Reporter: They want Mueller to testify on the hill next month, and Barr says he isn't going to stand in his way. I have no objection to Bob Mueller testifying. Reporter: Democrats say the report is damning, and far worse than what the attorney general told the American people. The Mueller report outlines disturbing evidence that president trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct. Reporter: Tonight, in a statement, democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and chuck Schumer say Mueller's report paints a disturbing picture of a president who has been weaving a web of deceit, lies and improper behavior. But they say you wouldn't have known any of that, because Mr. Barr has been so misleading. Democrats have been demanding the full report and the underlying evidence. Release the Mueller report. Reporter: And now, they plan to subpoena to get it. The responsibility now falls to congress to hold the president accountable for his actions. Does that mean impeachment? That's one possibility. There are others. Reporter: But Republicans say it's time for Democrats to let it go. I think generally people are ready to move on. He says it's time to let it go. It's clear the Democrats are not ready to move on, Mary. Would appear they want an unredacted version of the Mueller report. They also want Mueller on the hill, answering questions. They want to ask him, and we heard this from so many people today, did he want congress to answer the question of obstruction? And was he okay with William Barr's clearing of the Reporter: Yeah, David, key questions that Democrats want answered. Now, tonight, both the house intelligence and judiciary committees have sent formal requests to Mueller, asking him to testify here on the hill before the end of next month. Now, we reached out to the special counsel's office to see if Mueller plans to accept, and David, they are not commenting. All right, Mary, thank you. Our coverage of the Mueller report for tonight. We'll have much more first thing in the morning on "Good morning America."

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