Robert Mueller's hearing could be delayed

Robert Mueller Should Testify Publicly

Mueller was otherwise set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17.

Combined with the five-minute limit for each questioner, a two-hour window to ask questions means only about 11 Judiciary Committee members from each party would have had an opportunity.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's blockbuster appearance before two House committees has been delayed until later this month.

Mueller was originally scheduled to appear before the committee on July 17. "We have been arguing for as much time as we can get".

The decision was announced as the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committee were deep in preparations to question Mr Mueller in what is likely to be a major political spectacle.

He said he had decided himself that "any testimony from this office will not go beyond our report", during a statement read at the Department of Justice.

The questions surrounding the hearing threatened to distract from the Democrats' intended goal: highlighting the contents of Mueller's 448-page report for Americans who they believe have not read it.

"The House Judiciary Committee will convene on July 24 at 8:30am with Special Counsel Mueller testifying in public for three hours". The back-to-back hearings with the enigmatic former F.B.I. director are expected to be a pivotal moment for the House as it investigates possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Trump.

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

A Judiciary Committee spokesman emphasized that next week's hearing is still on the books.

Trump and Barr had opposed to Mueller testifying before the Congress.

"Charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider", he said at the time.

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

In all honesty, it's unclear exactly how much these two appearances by Mueller are going to reveal about the Russian Federation investigation are actually going to shed light on the investigation beyond what is already in his report. Many people have chalked this up to Mueller's by-the-book personality and his obvious desire not to get caught up in the partisan whirlwind that has developed around the report and the ongoing question of whether or not to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. Republicans spent Thursday and Friday slamming Democrats for cutting a deal that did not allow all committee members to question Mueller.

"I appreciate news the chairman has taken seriously the concerns Judiciary Republicans raised this week. The new format will allow all Judiciary Republicans to question the special counsel on July 24", Congressman Doug Collins, R-Ga., said in his statement.

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