Monday, 21 October, 2019

Mueller Testimony Pushed Back One Week

House considering a delay of Robert Mueller’s testimony Former special counsel Robert Mueller
Steven Clarke | 14 July, 2019, 13:12

Special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to US Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives politicians more time to question him.

The House Judiciary and intelligence committees are considering delaying the July 17 hearing as they negotiate with Mueller's representatives and the Justice Department over the format, according to two people familiar with the talks.

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

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is perhaps the one person lawmakers and the nation have been wanting to hear from most. Around 80 Democrats have said they think an impeachment inquiry should be launched to bolster their efforts, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far rebuffed those calls.

Mueller has expressed his reluctance to testify and said he won't go beyond what's in his 448-page report.

Mueller will now appear before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee on July 24 for two separate hearings.

"We are pleased to announce that Special Counsel Mueller will provide additional public testimony when he appears before our committees", Nadler and Schiff said in a joint statement.

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He will then testify before the House intelligence committee in a separate hearing.

The Judiciary Committee is expected to focus on episodes in Mueller's report where Trump attempted to influence the investigation.

During his last day on the special counsel, Mueller stated that he did not want to appear before Congress. Democrats had initially hoped they would have more time in the capital after the hearings before decamping to their home states to capitalize on any momentum provided by Mr. Mueller's testimony for their investigations.

President Trump told reporters Friday that House Democrats are trying to hurt him politically with Mr. Mueller's testimony because they're afraid the Democratic presidential candidates are too weak to beat him on the merits in 2020.

Saying that Mr. Mueller has already made clear his conclusions, the president added, "You can only get so many bites at the apple".

Neither Democratic nor Republican spokespeople for the committee immediately responded to Newsweek's request for comment.

"I appreciate news the chairman has taken seriously the concerns Judiciary Republicans raised this week". 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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