Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated testimony to Congress has been delayed one week under a tentative agreement he reached with House Democrats.
Mueller was supposed to testify to the House Judiciary and House Intel Committees on July 17, but his testimony will likely be pushed back to July 24.
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 long lawmakers would have to question the former special counsel.
Politico reported that under the new tentative agreement with the Dems, the Judiciary Committee will be given an extra hour to question Mueller.
Currently, Mueller was set to testify a total of four hours to both House committees and many argued it simply wasn’t enough time for all the members to get their questions in.
Because this is still a tentative agreement, Mueller’s July 17 hearing is still on the books.
“At this moment we still plan to have our hearing on the 17th and we will let you know if that changes,” the spokesman said.