Robert Mueller To Testify Before House Intelligence Committee

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Robert Mueller To Testify Before House Intelligence Committee

The special counsel is reluctant but will appear before the committee July 17th, say congressional Democrats.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller [[ MULL-er ]] will testify in the House next month. 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Mueller and his staff are only agreeing to testify because of subpoenas.

"I don't neither he nor his staff are particularly eager to come before Congress," Schiff said. "I think they are just honoring the subpoena."

On July 17th, the leader of the Russia probe will testify in public sessions of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. 

Those sessions will be followed by closed-door meetings where lawmakers can discuss more sensitive subjects.  Schiff said it's important that the American people hear from the Special Counsel.

"The American people get a chance to hear from him directly and have their questions answered," he added. "He referred this matter to Congress and in our view it's our role to flesh it out."

Mueller's final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election outlined the lengths Russia went to influence the election.  However, it didn't find any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

The report also laid out possible instances of obstruction of justice by President Trump, but stopped short of determining whether he committed a crime. 

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