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Nadler says Mueller doesn't have to comply with DOJ letter in testimony

 Committee Chairman of U.S. House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) speaks to members of the press on May 29.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler told CNN Tuesday that former special counsel Robert Mueller doesn't have to comply with a Justice Department letter stating he "must remain within the boundaries" of his Russia report during congressional testimony.

The big picture: The letter directed Mueller to "not go beyond" his report during testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday. Nadler told CNN the letter was "incredibly arrogant." "He doesn’t work for them, and that letter asks things that are beyond the power of the agency to ask even if he still worked for them," he said.

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