Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to testify in front of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees on July 17 after the chairmen issued a subpoena.

*This is breaking news. I will update as more information comes out…

From Axios:

Mueller previously said that he preferred not to testify and that his 400-page report would function as his testimony. After weeks of negotiations between the former special counsel’s team and House Democrats, a subpoena is what ultimately broke the deadlock.

“Pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence tonight, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify before both Committees on July 17 in open session.

“Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack.

“We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans.”

Mueller spoke out for a bit after he released his report on his investigation into supposed collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia. He ended the press conference with, “The report is my testimony.”

Attorney General William Barr said that he did not have a problem if Mueller testified before Congress.


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