District of Columbia — Testimony expected July 17th by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will now be completed on July 24th with an extended public hearing. According to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, Special Counsel Mueller’s testimony will be approximately for three hours per committee.
Previously, Special Counsel Mueller was scheduled to testify July 17th for two hours per committee, but freshman lawmakers were upset with being shut out of the testimony, as it would’ve been reserved for senior level members to meet the allocated time period.
In a joint statement, Judiciary Chairmen Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) state, “We are pleased to announce that Special Counsel Mueller will provide additional public testimony when he appears before our committees. At his request, we have agreed to postpone the hearing for one week, until July 24, at which time Mr. Mueller will appear in public before the House Judiciary Committee followed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.”