Mueller testimony plans get confusing, could delay Special Counsel’s visit to Capitol Hill

Congressional democrats have practically been foaming at the mouth for a chance to sit down and talk to Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill.

The rumors of a Mueller subpoena have been percolating for months, after the releaser of his 440+ page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.  Mueller has long indicated his reluctance to testify, however, and a planned visit to the witness stand on July 17th looks to be in jeopardy.

Planning for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated testimony was thrown into disarray Friday as multiple sources said the hearing was delayed amid a “breakdown in negotiations” — yet others indicated it could still go forward next week as planned.

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Internal talks over the structure of the hearings originally scheduled for July 17 have been heating up for days, with some members complaining they might not have enough time carved out to ask questions.

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The confusion in the nation’s capital was readily apparent.

Sources said Friday morning the hearings will be pushed back to July 24. A senior source said there was a “breakdown in negotiations” to have Mueller appear.

Yet the Democratic majority on the House Judiciary Committee maintained: “At this moment we still plan to have our hearing on the 17th and we will let you know if that changes.”

The idea that democrats will be able to squeeze something more from Mueller, or that republicans will be able to grill him on the lead-up to the RussiaGate investigation itself, has been neutered by the Special Counsel himself.

Mueller has strongly indicated that he wished to not be called in front of Congress, and if forced to participate in such a hearing, he would simply recite from his enormous report on the subject.

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