NEWSLETTER: Robert Mueller & # 39; s testimony has been postponed for a week in an attempt to give legislators more time to question him about the probe in Russia
- Mueller was scheduled to handle two house panels on Wednesday
- He will appear on 24 July instead
- He speaks in public for the first time since a brief statement after the publication of his report
- Judicial and intelligence panels have picked up investigations following his findings
- Negotiations about the possible extension of his time
- Newer members had been annoyed that they had no chance to ask questions
Special Counsel Robert Mueller & # 39; s blockbuster appearance for two house commissions has been postponed until later this month.
Mueller was scheduled to appear before the House Legal and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday – the first time he would ask questions since he published his 448-page report on Russian election interference.
However, it is delayed until July 24 from July 17, Politico and other stores reported.
Former special adviser Robert Mueller will now testify for two Chamber economies on 24 July
As his hearing approached, junior members wanked at their apparent inability to get the chance to ask questions in the tight format.
Two back-to-back hearings are scheduled to run for just a few hours, with extra time for testimonials behind closed doors.
With just two hours of testimony framed for each panel, ordinary members of the court with 41 members were concerned that they could not play a role, Politics reported.
While the Judicial Panel is investigating obstruction of justice, the intelligence panel is looking at Russian involvement in the 2016 elections. Mueller wrote that there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, but detailed extensive contacts between the two.
President Trump has rejected the Mueller probe as a & # 39; witch hunt & # 39;
Mueller will be grilled during his contacts with Attorney General Bill Barr, who has published his own four-page summary of the report and has decided not to charge President Trump.
As part of the probe of the intelligence committee, the staff will talk to Felix Sater behind closed doors on Tuesday.
The Russian-born businessman worked with Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow before the 2016 elections.
The project was abandoned later and Cohen is now in jail, partly on charges that he lied to Congress about the duration of the project.
Trump taunted the Democratic government as well as the outlook for Mueller's appearance on Friday.
& # 39; How many snacks do you get with the apple? We went through 500 witnesses, 2500 subpoenas. I had them interview my lawyers because I had nothing to do with Russia. That is now out, & # 39; Trump said.
& # 39; They want to do it over and over again because they want to hurt the president before the elections & # 39 ;, said the president. Regarding Mueller: "There is nothing he can say. He has written a report. The report said no collusion and it effectively said no obstacle," Trump added. The Mueller report examined ten areas of potential obstruction of justice by the president and provided detailed reports, but did not make any determination about it.
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