Mueller testimony delayed by one week

Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated Capitol Hill testimony will be delayed one week under an arrangement he reached with House Democrats, the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees announced Friday evening. The arrangement, first reported by POLITICO, extends to three hours Mueller’s time facing questions from the Judiciary Committee. Junior members of that panel had grown increasingly frustrated that the initial two-hour time frame would have prevented many of them from having a chance to question Mueller. In fact, under the arrangement, half of the Judiciary Committee’s 41 members would have been excluded.It remains unclear whether the Intelligence Committee, too, will be granted an extra hour. Multiple lawmakers said a separate closed-door session with Mueller’s deputies had been called off.The July 24 hearing puts Mueller’s testimony on the calendar just one day before lawmakers are scheduled to depart for a month-long summer recess. Democrats who favor impeachment proceedings against President

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