Mueller Testimony Delayed One Week

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"The American people will finally have an opportunity to hear directly from Mueller about what his investigation uncovered", as well as his relation with President Trump's campaign, the joint statement said.

The House Judiciary and intelligence committees are considering delaying the July 17 hearing as they negotiate with Mueller's representatives and the Justice Department over the format, according to two people familiar with the talks.

"The House Judiciary Committee will convene on July 24 at 8:30 a.m. with Special Counsel Mueller testifying in public for three hours. Obviously, we want to make sure that there's a full hearing".

Since Democratic committee leaders announced that they had secured Mueller's appearance by subpoena last month, nothing has come easy.

The negotiations are ongoing, but an agreement under discussion would push the hearing to July 24 and give lawmakers more time for questioning.

The closed-door interviews with the deputies had appeared to be in doubt for several days after the Justice Department has recently pushed back on the arrangement. It's unclear whether the deputies, now private citizens, will appear. More junior Democrats on the committee had also registered complaints, arguing that it was unfair to leave them out of such a closely watched event.

The possible delay scrambles preparations across Washington for what's the one of the most high-profile hearings in years.

Robert Mueller won't be on capitol hill next week for testimony.

It will be the first time he'll answer questions publicly about his investigation into Russian election meddling and President Trump. Zebley, who is considered to be Mueller's closest associate, served as the prosecutor's chief of staff when he was F.B.I. director and functioned in a similar role during the special counsel's investigation, coordinating the legal teams.

Initially, Mueller's testimony was going to be limited to two hours - and only senior House lawmakers were going to be given time for questioning, according to The Washington Post.

Mr Mueller had been scheduled to testify on July 17 before two house committees about the findings of his Russian Federation investigation. Following that testimony, Mueller will then seem earlier than the Intelligence Committee.

"Absolutely", California Rep. Ted Lieu said Thursday when asked if he would be concerned if he's not allowed to ask questions.

Neither Democratic nor Republican spokespeople for the committee immediately responded to Newsweek's request for comment. "I feel it's part of my duty to be part of this oversight".

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