Two-thirds of the Americans and more than HALF of Democrats expect Mueller's hearing to be a better one
Most Americans do not expect Robert Mueller's testimony to reveal new information on Wednesday, according to a poll on Tuesday.
A new Hill-HarrisX poll taken July 20-21, 65 percent of registered voters did not think that the upcoming public testimony of the former special counsel will contain new details regarding the Russian investigation.
But 35 percent of the 1,003 respondents said they felt that the two House hearings could reveal information that goes beyond Mueller's 448 pages report, which was made public in April.
Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee for two hours on the same day on Wednesday.
The majority of registered voters do not think that Robert Mueller's testimony on Wednesday will contain new information that is not yet available in his report
More than a third of voters do not think that new information will come from the testimony, and even 51 percent of Democrats feel that way. An impressive 79 percent of Republicans do not think there will be any new revelations
Mueller has already said that he will adhere to the information is the 448 page report. & # 39; The report is my testimony & # 39 ;, Mueller said in May when he resigned from the DOJ. & # 39; I would not provide information that goes beyond what is already public before Congress & # 39;
At the end of May, Mueller held a press conference from the Ministry of Justice where he argued that his report on the probe would be his last word on the issue and said he would no longer talk about his findings.
However, faced with the reality of a subpoena, Mueller agreed to appear for the two house committees for five hours a day.
During his comments on 29 May, Mueller also officially closed the Russian investigation and resigned from his position at the DOJ. He also said he would adhere to the findings of the public report – where 10 percent were edited.
& # 39; The report is my testimony, & # 39; Mueller said at the time. & # 39; I would not provide information that goes beyond what is already public before Congress. & # 39;
While the Republicans considered the report largely as an exemption from the president, many Democrats claim it provides sufficient evidence to initiate an accusation procedure against Trump – especially for obstruction of justice.
51% of Democrats say that when they are split into party lines, think Mueller's testimony will not reveal anything new, while no fewer than 79% of Republicans think so.
Donald Trump says Democrats are wasting their time by holding two more hearings on Mueller's Russian investigation and claiming they will only hurt their party more
Democrats claim that Attorney General Bill Barr (photo) incorrectly typed the Russian report
Thirty-four percent of those who identify as independent said they believe the hearing will reveal new information from Mueller's nearly two-year investigation.
Mueller's spokesperson, Jim Popkin, has also stressed that the former Special Counsel is not planning to go beyond the findings in his report.
& # 39; As I think he made crystal clear at the time, you can expect him to stick to the four walls of the Mueller report as much as possible, & # 39; said Popkin, pointing to the May statement.
Mueller testifies as a private individual because from May he is no longer a government official.
Jerry Nadler, president of the judiciary, said it was important to have the public testimony so that people can hear directly from the former special council. He also claimed that Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr misunderstood the findings of the report.
The report contained insufficient evidence to prove that Trump was conspiring with the Russian government to influence the 2016 elections. But Barr said it also did not show that Trump obstructed law during the investigation.
House Judiciary and Intelligence Presidents Jerry Nadler (left) and Adam Schiff (right) claim that Americans deserve to hear about this from Mueller – although it is unlikely that he will reveal information that has not yet been included in the report
This is not true according to Democrats. Claiming that Mueller's 10 examples of possible obstruction are sufficient to prove that there is reason for deposition of obstruction charges.
Prior to his testimony, the Justice Department warned Mueller to stay within the parameters of the report.
In a letter to Mueller, obtained by The Hill, Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer claimed something outside that would be protected by presidential privilege.
& # 39; Any statement must remain within the limits of your public report, as matters within your investigation are covered by the privilege of the executive, including information protected by law enforcement, deliberative process, advocacy product and presidential communication privileges & # 39; , Weinsheimer wrote to Mueller.
Trump has claimed that dragging the & # 39; witch hunt & # 39; waste of time and accused Democrats of playing games.
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