Bad News for Mueller Testimony

Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s public testimony before Congress is likely to be postponed until July 24, multiple sources familiar with the matter told The Hill.

The House Judiciary Committee is negotiating for lawmakers to have more time to question Mueller about his investigation into Russian interference and potential obstruction of justice by President Trump, the sources said. They cautioned that the situation is fluid and is pending a final agreement by the Democrats on his appearance.

Mueller was initially scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday. The initial agreement was for Mueller to testify at two consecutive hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, with his testimony limited to about two hours before each committee. Under the agreement, 22 lawmakers would be able to ask questions.

Sources said that the Judiciary Committee is negotiating with Mueller to allow Democrats and Republicans each 30 minutes of additional questioning at the hearing. A committee spokesman emphasized that there is no deal and that the panel is still preparing for his appearance next week.

Read more at The Hill.

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