Mueller’s congressional testimony could be postponed a week

Carla Harmon
July 12, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee is discussing delaying public testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller one week until July 24 to allow more time for Mueller to testify, according to sources familiar with the matter. The delay would be in exchange for more time for questioning.

It noted the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have been in talks to give lawmakers additional time to question Mueller. "Sources said Friday morning the hearings will be pushed back to July 24".

"At this moment we still plan to have our hearing on the 17th and we will let you know if that changes", House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler's spokesman Daniel Schwarz told CNN.

A spokesman for the House Judiciary Committee would not confirm the possible delay.

The committees began to consider a delay when Judiciary Committee members balked at the unofficial arrangement for Mueller, because numerous panel's less senior lawmakers would not get time to ask questions. Politico said some junior members of the 41-member Judiciary Committee would have been shut out.

Democrats also had voiced concerns about not being able to question Mueller, and expressed hope that the ongoing negotiations would yield an agreement for all of them to get five minutes each.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded the two-year long investigation into allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 election Wednesday; closing his office and retiring from the Department of Justice. Reacting on "America's Newsroom", the Louisiana Republican said House Democrats want to pull Mueller into a political fight and don't want the Trump-Russia story to ever end. But Representative Steve Cohen, a Democrat, told reporters they will not appear after the Justice Department directed them not to.

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