Lindsey Graham, S.C., is now going to grant Senate Democrats' request Mueller testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation".
Mr Graham of SC is chairman of the Senate judiciary committee. And ever since Mueller's official report was released last spring, Graham has brushed off Democrats' requests for Mueller to testify in the Senate, telling CNN in April 2019, "I'm all good, I'm done with the Mueller report".
He's been hinting at such a move for some time as a way to grill Mueller about the origins of the Russian probe and what many Republicans see as bias against President Donald Trump by the nation's law enforcement agencies. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the commutation a case of "staggering corruption".
The comments were a rarity since Mueller was tapped to oversee the Russian Federation probe in 2017, and departed as special counsel in 2019 once the investigation was complete.
Two days earlier Mr Graham described the Mueller investigation as "biased and corrupt". But Mr Mueller said it did establish that Moscow had intervened in efforts to boost Mr Trump's election chances; and he pointedly said it did not exonerate Mr Trump of obstruction of justice.
The latest round of White House criticism apparently prompted Mueller to break his longtime silence. "The Russia investigation was of paramount importance". She specifically wanted the Justice Department to clarify whether it was just Stone's prison sentence that was being commuted or if Stone's supervised release was being wiped away as well.
"We made every decision in Stone's case, as in all our cases, based exclusively on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law", Mueller wrote. The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. "Claims to the contrary are false".