Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who led 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by sitting President Donald Trump, agreed to testify before Congress, reported CNN Tuesday.
Mueller has agreed to testify in public after being issued congressional subpoenas. The date set for his testimonies before both the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees is July 17.
Jerry Nadler, House Judiciary Chairman, and Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Chairman, issued a joint statement Tuesday, saying that “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.”
Mueller first publicly spoke about his report last month at a news conference. He then said that he did not want to testify before the lawmakers, and stated: “The report is my testimony.”
US President Donald Trump Commented on the news calling it once again “Presidential Harassment!!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019
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