Democrats Pressure Robert Mueller Into Testifying Before House Committees In July – But It Could Backfire

Democrats are simply incapable of letting go of the Russia investigation. The Mueller Report didn’t give them the answers they wanted, so now they’re going to haul Mueller himself before Congress.

NBC News reports:

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before House committees on July 17

Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public about his two-year Russia investigation at a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee and Judiciary Committee on July 17. The announcement came from the chairmen of the two panels, who issued a subpoena compelling his testimony.

In a news release issued late Tuesday, Judiciary Committee Chairmen Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said that Mueller had agreed to testify next month.

“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,” the chairmen said in a statement.

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“Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel,” the statement said, “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.”

Professor Alan Dershowitz thinks Democrats are making a huge mistake.

FOX News reports:

Alan Dershowitz: Dems will regret calling Mueller to testify, are ‘shooting themselves in foot’

Democrats will regret issuing a subpoena to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who agreed to testify later this summer, according to Alan Dershowitz.

Mueller cannot refuse to answer questions from Republicans not covered by “privilege,” Dershowitz claimed on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

“I’m trying to stop them from shooting themselves in the foot,” he said.

The law professor reacted to a statement by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. — who, along with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., issued the subpoenas for Mueller to appear before both panels…

Dershowitz claimed Nadler appeared to have overlooked that Mueller remains open to grilling from Republicans.

“He can’t refuse to answer questions about the FISA application,” Dershowitz said, referring to a request by the FBI to surveil a member of the 2016 Trump campaign under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

It’s going to be funny to watch Democrats claim this is just a witch hunt when Republicans start asking questions.

 

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