With Special Counsel Robert Mueller slated to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will have an opportunity to question him about his two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US election – as well as his decision not to render an opinion on whether Trump obstructed the investigation.
Mueller has made clear that he won’t say anything beyond what’s in his 448-page report, and that he won’t answer hypotheticals.
While Democrats will likely focus on questions that might provide fodder for Trump’s long-promised impeachment, Republicans will likely highlight that the 22-month probe failed to find a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to interfere with the election. The GOP is also likely to probe Mueller for answers regarding allegations of FBI misconduct – which House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) says would be a waste of time.
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