The House has backed up testimony by Robert Mueller for another week. That gives Trump a few more days to try to paint himself with a fresh clean brush and distract from whatever is coming up.
Mueller testimony delayed by one week
Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated Capitol Hill testimony will be delayed one week under a tentative arrangement he reached with House Democrats, according to multiple sources briefed on the discussions.
Although it’s unclear why Mueller’s testimony was delayed until July 24, lawmakers familiar with the matter said one reason was an ongoing negotiation about how much time they would have to question the former special counsel.
The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have been negotiating to give lawmakers more time to question the former special counsel. Under the tentative agreement, which was described to POLITICO by lawmakers briefed on the talks, the Judiciary Committee would be granted an extra hour to question Mueller.
That concern was particularly acute for the 41-member Judiciary Committee. As initially planned, each committee would have had just two hours to question Mueller, and more junior lawmakers on the Judiciary panel — including all of its freshman members — would have been shut out. It remains unclear whether the Intelligence Committee, too, will be granted an extra hour.
Republicans spent Thursday and Friday slamming Democrats for cutting a deal that did not allow all committee members to question Mueller.
Post by Jessiealan on Jul 13, 2019 21:26:06 GMT -5
I hope nothing is rigged to interfere with his testimony. Trump and Bill Barr have come up with every trick they could think of to delay. Their real aim is to stop Mueller from testifying before Congress.