In another victory for congressional oversight, the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller will be testifying in an open session on July 17th.
The announcement came after Mueller was subpoenaed, as Rep. Jerry Nadler noted in a tweet on Tuesday night.
“I am pleased to announce that House Judiciary and House Intel will have Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify in an open session on July 17, pursuant to a subpoena issued this evening,” the Democratic lawmaker said.
I am pleased to announce that @HouseJudiciary and House Intel will have Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify in open session on July 17, pursuant to a subpoena issued this evening. https://t.co/wR0CEVqpJC
We look forward to having Mr. Mueller testify, as do all Americans. pic.twitter.com/UEKihMEYXI
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) June 26, 2019
Rachel Maddow reported more on Tuesday:
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 26, 2019
Trump’s Mueller report nightmare continues
The new development will ensure that the saga surrounding Mueller’s report – and the crimes laid out in the document – will continue for Trump, even though the administration continues to claim the president has been fully exonerated.
The report, of course, completely contradicts the White House talking point of “no collusion, no obstruction.” The special counsel laid out evidence of both in his report.
Even if Robert Mueller simply repeats the findings laid out in his final report during his testimony, as he says he will, it will be another opportunity for the public to become more educated about this president’s misconduct.
Special counsel Robert Mueller agreeing to testify before Congress isn’t just a victory for Democrats seeking to hold the president accountable. It’s a victory for transparency and oversight.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.