Robert Mueller himself will not speak at hearings in two committees.
In the near future, two committees of the lower house of Congress – the Intelligence Committee and the Legal Committee – will hold hearings on the report of Robert Mueller on the results of the investigation of Russian interference in the US presidential elections in 2016. However, Muller himself, who has already resigned from the post of special Prosecutor, will not participate in the hearings in the Legal Committee, which will be held next Monday.
Former Federal prosecutors and other legal experts, including John Dean, one of the most famous witnesses in the Watergate investigation, and former adviser to President Richard Nixon, will address the participants in the hearing entitled “Lessons from the Mueller report: obstruction of justice and other crimes of the President.” The Committee says that the witnesses will discuss the evidence of obstruction of justice by President Trump in the report.
On Wednesday, the Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing called “Lessons from the Mueller report.” The focus this time will be “conclusions of counterintelligence,” made on the basis of the report of the Special Prosecutor. Neither Mueller nor former members of his team will participate in these hearings. Instead, former members of the Federal Bureau of investigation Robert Anderson and Stephanie Douglas will testify to the congressmen.
Robert Mueller previously refused to testify in Congress, explaining that his reluctance to become a hostage in other people’s political games. Most Democrats in Congress, however, believe that the former special Prosecutor is obliged to explain publicly why he came in his report to certain conclusions. The leadership of the party is now discussing the possibility of forced summoning Muller to Congress to testify.
President Trump’s actions, which, taking advantage of the Executive’s privilege banned a number of witnesses from submitting to congressional demands, prompted representatives of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party to increase pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin the process of presidential impeachment.
However, Pelosi rejects this approach, preferring to use more cautious tactics in the political struggle, including filing lawsuits against representatives of the White House.