Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Wednesday that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler's offer to resume negotiations with the Department of Justice over documents connected with special counsel Robert Mueller's report was made because "he knows he can't win in court."
"We are seeing a chairman who really doesn't know what he wants, except that frankly, he wants to subpoena everything that moves to contempt," Rep. Collins told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
"The chairman is not negotiating. He is coming back with the same talking points as what he said before."
Late Tuesday, Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a letter to the DOJ that he's willing to negotiate "without conditions" immediately about it turning over the documents, reports Fox News.
"What he is saying is that we want what we want," said Collins. "To say it is good faith on his part is not, when he asked the attorney general for something that he couldn't do.
"We had a meeting . . . the chairman had three witnesses. We had one. All four witnesses, our witness and the other three of the Democrats all said that what he asked of Bill Barr, was it illegal? So, how can you have contempt for making the attorney general follow the law? This is nothing but a circus, and frankly, I'm not sure where he wants to go next, except he's feeding the base that is pushing him."
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