Special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this month.
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said on “Fox News Sunday” that May 15 had been fixed for Mueller to appear before the committee.
“A tentative date has been set for May 15 and we hope the special counsel will appear,” Cicilline said. “We think the American people have a right to hear directly from him.” ( Update: Cicilline has since walked back his statement. You can read it here.)
The announcement comes after intense debate among Democrats about Mueller’s report, which they argue shows evidence of obstruction of justice.
Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Wednesday but did not appear before the House Judiciary Committee the following day. Barr cited unreasonable terms placed on him by House leaders, including Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who wanted counsels for both Democrats and Republicans to have the opportunity to question him.
Although the date is “tentative,” Cicilline said he expects Mueller, who spent 22 months investigating President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, to appear.
“The White House has so far indicated they would not interfere with Mr. Mueller’s attempts to testify,” the congressman said Sunday.
This would be the first time Mueller testified before Congress since the release of his 448-page report last month.
Author: Zachary Halaschak
Source: Washingtonexaminer: Mueller set to testify before Congress on May 15