Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tentatively scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15.
UPDATE: Rep. Cicilline clarified his statement that Mueller has agreed to testify:
Just to clarify: we are aiming to bring Mueller in on the 15th, but nothing has been agreed to yet. That’s the date the Committee has proposed, and we hope the Special Counsel will agree to it. Sorry for the confusion. https://t.co/FfR8ReLmkp
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) May 5, 2019
Robert Mueller Has Agreed To Testify Before The House Judiciary Committee
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) broke the news on Fox News Sunday, “A tentative date has been set of May 15. We hope the special counsel will appear. We think that the American people have a right to hear directly from him.”
Cicilline was asked on Fox News Sunday by Chris Wallace if Mueller has agreed to testify. He answered, “The representative for the special counsel has, but obviously until the date comes, we never have an absolute guarantee. The White House has so far indicated that they won’t interfere with Mr. Mueller’s attempts to testify. We hope that won’t change.”
Mueller’s testimony is Trump’s worst nightmare
Democrats have already been urging Mueller to testify even if the White House tries to block him. One should expect that Trump will not step aside quietly and let Mueller testify. Whether the White House realizes it or not, Mueller’s testimony is likely to blow up their cover-up of his report. The American people will finally get the chance to cut through the spin of Trump and Barr by hearing from Mueller directly.
The situation is about to go from bad to worse for Donald Trump and his lackey attorney general.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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