/Robert Mueller testimony: Special counsel to testify publicly on July 17 before House committees

Robert Mueller testimony: Special counsel to testify publicly on July 17 before House committees


Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, of New York, announced Tuesday. He will appear in an open session July 17.

Mueller is responding to each committee’s subpoena, and each will be holding separate hearings. All members will have five minutes to question the former special counsel.

Rep. Adam Schiff, of California, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Mueller was “very reluctant” to appear. 

Mueller’s highly anticipated testimony will take place four months after he submitted his report on Russian meddling into the 2016 election to Congress and three months after it was publicly released. Mueller indicated last month he would decline to testify.

“Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our findings and analysis, and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself,” Mueller said on May 29. “The report is my testimony. I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.”

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller speaks about Russia investigation at the Justice Department in Washington
Robert Mueller seen May 29, 2019.

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Rebecca Kaplan contributed reporting.