The suggestion that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. might be asked to testify before Congress in the wake of the controversial “Nunes memo” is drawing criticism and raising questions about the separation of powers.

During a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said he and his staff were “grappling with” whether to ask Roberts to appear in his role as the appointer of judges for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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