Special counsel Robert Mueller’s hearing could be delayed

Esequiel Farfan
Julio 12, 2019

July 17 was the date penciled in, but it could be delayed a week to accommodate time for more questions from both Democrats and Republicans.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's blockbuster appearance before two House committees has been delayed until later this month. Under the current agreement, Mueller would appear for two hours each before the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have been negotiating to allow lawmakers more time to grill him.

Mueller had been scheduled to appear on the morning of July 17 before the House Judiciary Committee and then that afternoon before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Democrats who favor impeachment efforts against President Trump have hoped that testimony by Mueller about his report's findings would further fuel their effort.

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"The Justice Department announced Mueller would make a statement on Wednesday morning-his first in the more than two years since he was appointed as special counsel".

"You're disenfranchising everyone", Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said Friday.

Under a new plan, sources said the House Judiciary panel would get an additional hour for questions.

"That's a decision that will be collectively be made, led by Chairman Jerry Nadler", said Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat who suggested there could be a way for some lawmakers to participate without asking questions of Mueller. But due to five-minute questioning rules, only the most senior dozen or so Democrats and Republicans on Judiciary would get to ask questions, upsetting more junior members.

Trump has claimed Mueller's report exonerated the president of collusion and obstruction.

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