Special counsel Robert Mueller’s hearing could be delayed

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s hearing could be delayed

Special Counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded the two-year long investigation into allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 election Wednesday; closing his office and retiring from the Department of Justice.

One of the people said the hearing would be delayed a week.

The House Judiciary Committee is discussing delaying public testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller one week until July 24 to allow more time for Mueller to testify, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Mueller is scheduled to testify before the two committees in open session.

"A senior White House official told Fox News that the White House was advised on Tuesday night of Mueller's plans", adds the report.

It noted the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have been in talks to give lawmakers additional time to question Mueller.

Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. Under the tentative agreement, which was described to POLITICO by lawmakers briefed on the talks, the Judiciary Committee would be granted an extra hour to question Mueller.

Mueller said because of longstanding Justice Department regulations that a sitting president can not be indicted, his team of investigators didn't consider trying to indict Trump. "Obviously, we want to make sure that there's a full hearing".

With just two hours of testimony slotted for each panel, rank and file members of the 41-member Judiciary panel were concerned they might get to play no role, Politico reported. The committees appeared on track to restrict the amount of time that members could speak or which members in attendance might be able to question Mueller.

Mueller's investigation did not find evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.



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