Robert Mueller's testimony is POSTPONED

Robert Mueller Should Testify Publicly

Robert Mueller Should Testify Publicly

"The House Judiciary Committee will convene on July 24 at 8:30am with Special Counsel Mueller testifying in public for three hours".

The agreement gives Mueller an extra hour to testify before the Judiciary panel before he gives two hours of testimony to the Intelligence Committee. House Democrats hope that he will be able to provide details during the private session that Mueller would not be able to share during his scheduled public hearing.

The agreement to delay the hearings in exchange for extended testimony is not finalized, the sources said.

Initially, Mueller's testimony was going to be limited to two hours - and only senior House lawmakers were going to be given time for questioning, according to The Washington Post.

However, the source said that the final plans and format for Mueller's testimony are still not set in stone and could change.

In his first and only public statement, made just prior to his formal resignation at the close of the Russian Federation investigation, Mueller stated that he would prefer to let the report speak for itself, leading many to expect that his testimony is not going to be as revelatory as many are hoping for.

However, lawmakers are banking on public testimony to reveal the contents of the report to Americans who have not read it.

During his last day on the special counsel, Mueller stated that he did not want to appear before Congress.

Mueller's investigation didn't discover proof of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump 2016 presidential marketing campaign.

Mueller's only public comments on the investigation came in May, when he did not clear Trump of wrongdoing and reaffirmed his reluctance to testify in front of Congress. Mueller said at the news conference that charging a president with a crime was "not an option" because of longstanding Justice Department policy. A separate person familiar with that testimony said that the person is David Archey, the senior Federal Bureau of Investigation official who was involved in Mueller's probe.

One of the people said the hearing would be delayed a week, to July 24.

"Everybody on the committee desires a chance to look at Mr. Mueller", mentioned Consultant David Cicilline, a senior Home Judiciary Democrat. But Democrats have had little success so far in their attempts to investigate, despite launching several probes, because the White House has blocked several witnesses from answering questions. The people requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly. And those on the Judiciary Committee who weren't in line to get questions were up in arms they might not get their shot to question Mueller with millions tuning in.

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