Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify publicly in House hearings on July 17.
Breaking: Mueller to testify before Congress July 17 pic.twitter.com/MZWUpwQoHL— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) June 26, 2019
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a joint statement that the special counsel has agreed to testify about the Trump-Russia report he issued in April. The Justice Department declined to comment.
The committees have been in negotiations with Mueller for more than two months about his testimony. But he has been hesitant to testify and speak about the investigation beyond a public statement he issued last month.
In a letter to Mueller accompanying the subpoenas, the committee chairmen said “the American public deserves to hear directly from you about your investigation and conclusions.”
Here’s the letter Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff sent to Robert Mueller. pic.twitter.com/ABekW8OyTC— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 26, 2019
President Donald Trump has denied all wrongdoing and consistently framed Mueller’s investigation as an expensive and politically motivated “witch hunt” aimed at hurting his presidency.
Late Tuesday, Trump appeared to respond to the news in a tweet.
“Presidential Harassment!” he wrote.
Presidential Harassment!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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