Democrat House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (CA) and Democrat House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY) announced on Tuesday, via Tweet that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify on July 17th, 2019.
According to their joint statement Mueller is testifying pursuant to a Subpoena, before both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, in an open session.
In the joint statement Nadler and Schiff wrote:
Pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence tonight, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify before both Committees on July 17 in open session.
Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack.
We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans.Judiciary Chairman and Intelligence Chairman Statement.
As the News Blender reported at the end of May, Mueller offered a rare public statement in which he said, “the report is my testimony,” speaking to the Russian Interference Election Investigation Report.
And here is the text of the MUELLER subpoena: pic.twitter.com/nA2XDhS6DN— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 26, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly following a subpoena from the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. https://t.co/LZfzV0oxLs pic.twitter.com/6FwRH7O1cD— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) June 26, 2019
In a letter sent to Mueller the Committee Chairman wrote, “We further understand that there are certain sensitivities associated with your open testimony. In particular, the Special Counsel’s Office referred several criminal investigations to other offices at the Department of Justice, and certain matters are ongoing. Your office, moreover, admirably limited public comment while the Special Counsel’s Office’s work was ongoing. You have also explained that you prefer for the Special Counsel’s Office’s written work to speak for itself. Nevertheless, the American public deserves to hear directly from you about your investigation and conclusions.
President Trump has not offered comment via Tweet, at the time of this posting.
FWIW: Open Session =’s public testimony.
July 17th, is 22 days away counting weekends.
This story is developing.