This was a Given….
As soon as he took the job?
He WAS gonna testify before Congress….
He has agreed to show up for the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees…
His report was found wanting by Democrats….
Now that they have a House majority….
It was a matter of time before he HAD to come in talk….
Donald Trump & Co. have to NOT be happy…
Could they try to prevent Mueller from showing up?
The appearance’s will be in open sessions….
Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify to Congress in open session next month about his investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.
The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, in a late-night announcement Tuesday, said that “pursuant to a subpoena” Mueller has agreed to appear before both panels on July 17.
“Americans have demanded to hear directly from the special counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) in a statement. “We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans.”
The session comes as nearly 80 House Democrats have called for launching impeachment proceedings against Trump, arguing that he has ignored the Constitution that he took an oath to defend while repeatedly refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations.
Mueller’s testimony is certain to provide the headline-grabbing, made-for-cable television testimony that Democrats have been craving since the release of the 448-page, redacted report on April 18.
The rarely seen Mueller spoke briefly in May when he said that his office could neither clear nor accuse Trump of obstructing justice, leaving room for Congress to make a call where he would not and fueling impeachment demands among some Democrats….
Under the joint House Judiciary and Intelligence Committee plan unveiled Tuesday night, an unspecified number of the special counsel’s senior deputies are expected to accompany their former boss and testify in closed session when Mueller appears next month. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff declined Tuesday night to identify the deputies, and it was also unclear if they would be appearing under subpoena.
Democrats also haven’t precluded bringing the former Mueller lawyers back for additional rounds….