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Mueller Testimony Delayed 1 Week

Former special counsel Robert Mueller was expected to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees next week.

Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated congressional testimony has been delayed.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced an agreement Friday with the former special counsel to reschedule his testimony for July 24. They said Mueller had agreed to appear “for an extended period of time.”

Mueller will first testify for three hours before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 a.m. EDT on July 24, and then before the House Intelligence Committee starting at noon. 

“All members — Democrats and Republicans — of both committees will have a meaningful opportunity to question the Special Counsel in public, and the American people will finally have an opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Mueller about what his investigation uncovered,” Nadler and Schiff said in a joint statement, noting that Mueller’s testimony would provide the public with “further insight” into the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump’s possible obstruction of justice

Earlier Friday, the discussion over when Mueller would testify still appeared to be ongoing, with PoliticoThe Hill and CNN reporting there would likely be a delay, citing unnamed sources. 

The former special counsel was initially scheduled to appear before the two committees next Wednesday.

This article has been updated with a statement from the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. 

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