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Former Special Counsel Robert Müller has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, after the special counsel Tuesday, invited to the committees by the Chairman, and Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Democrats in Congress have fought to get access to Mueller and his unredacted report about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections and whether President Trump obstructed justice. Weeks of negotiations between house Democrats and the justice ended, ultimately, with the subpoena.
Fox News has learned, Müller appears only under a subpoena, which has been described as a “friendly” subpoena, which had been planned, essentially. Müller is expected to stick to the “four corners” of his report.
“The Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so that you can understand what he and his team investigated, identified and determined about the Russian attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign, the acceptance and the use of the aid, and President of the Trump and his staff said the obstruction of the investigation into the attack,” Nadler and Schiff in a joint statement.
In this March 24, 2019 photo, then-special counsel Robert Müller goes to the White house after attending St. John’s Episcopal Church for morning services, in Washington. Müller, testify publicly before the house panel on July 17, after he was subpoenaed. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
Müller did not immediately comment. In a press conference last month he delivered his first public statements in more than two years, the special counsel, said he did not wish to appear before the legislature.
“The report is my witness,” he said.
The press conference encouraged by some Democrats, the claims for the answers, and a push to start impeachment proceedings against Trump. Many have accused the President of disability, Miller’s two-year investigation that found 100 contacts between Russian soldiers and 2016, the Trump campaign. Müller wrote that he found not enough evidence of a conspiracy between the campaign and Russia.
Müller reiterated last month that its 448-page report, trump is quite clear. “If we are to trust not, had that of the President committing obvious crimes, we would have said to us,” he said.
The special counsel charged 34 people-including 26 Russians. High-level Trump’s campaign and administration officials have pleaded guilty, has lawyers with the state.
Attorney General Bill Barr said earlier that he had witnessed no problem with Muller and would not stand in the way.
This is a developing story; check back for updates. Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.