U.S. Lawmakers Delay Muller Testimony By A Week

Updated: July 12, 2019
U.S. Lawmakers Delay Muller Testimony By A Week

Mueller, who supervised the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election has now been scheduled to testify on July 24 before the House Judiciary, and Intelligence committees, the panels’ chairmen mentioned in a statement.

Under the new agreement, Mueller is said to appear before the Judiciary Committee for three hours. Following his testimony, Mueller will then appear before the Intelligence Committee.

“All members – Democrats and Republicans – of both committees will have a meaningful opportunity to question the Special Counsel in public, and the American people will finally have an opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Mueller about what his investigation uncovered,” said Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff.

Lawmakers started to consider a delay for Muller when Judiciary Committee members saw that many of the panel’s less senior lawmakers would not get time to ask questions.

“Everyone on the committee wants an opportunity to examine Mr. Mueller,” said Representative David Cicilline, a senior House Judiciary Democrat. “We have been arguing for as much time as we can get. Obviously, we want to make sure that there’s a full hearing.”