Special counsel Robert Mueller will testify publicly before House panels

Jun 28, 2019, 00:35
Special counsel Robert Mueller will testify publicly before House panels

ABC News' Chief Washington Correspondent Terry Moran asked the president if he would try to block Mueller from testifying.

Judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler confirmed that Mueller would appear "in open session".

Democrats want to push the Robert Mueller Show's run into the 2020 presidential race.

Mueller did not conclude that Trump had committed obstruction of justice, but did not exonerate him either. For many, it has become a psychosis that consumes them. Trump Jr. took this meeting in the full expectation that he'd receive dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.

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They said they'd wanted to get Mr. Mueller to testify voluntarily but were prepared to issue subpoenas, "and we now understand it is necessary to do so". "Mueller's report on the issue of collusion, conspiracy - that was the fourth time we heard, 'No, '" Hannity proclaimed. "So I think he will answer the questions that are put to him, because it's his civic duty to do so and he's an upstanding prosecutor".

That's it, your advance preview. Behind the scenes, Nadler has lobbied Pelosi to do so, while Schiff has argued against it.

The Justice Department is now investigating the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the Trump campaign as well as the FBI's use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump himself accused Mueller, without citing any evidence, of illegally terminating communications between two former FBI employees early in the investigation.

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Maybe they are hoping for a rewrite on July 17. While Mueller stated he did not wish appear before Congress, Democrats - and some Republicans - have said they still believe Mueller should testify. The words in the report were chosen "carefully and the work speaks for itself".

"We expect his testimony will be the report", Sekulow was quoted as saying. Mueller added that if he was called before Congress, "I would not provide information beyond that which is already public".

Making his first public statement about the high-stakes probe on May 29, Mueller said longstanding Justice Department guidelines prevented him from charging Trump. And the attorney general said I did. He said he could not proceed on the evidence of possible obstruction because long-standing Department of Justice policy says a sitting president cannot be indicted. "Yes", Graham said, envisioning questions the special counsel likely will be asked. Or, that Mueller will somehow venture an opinion that contradicts the attorney general?

President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for travel to the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan outside the White House, June 26, 2019. Nadler and Schiff to task for the subpoena.

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