Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify in open session to Congress at 9 a.m. on July 17, the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees announced Tuesday.
Mueller agreed to appear after he received a subpoena from House Democrats. Last month, Mueller said he did not want to testify about his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, as he believed his office's final report spoke for itself.
In a letter, House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) let Mueller know they would "address legitimate concerns about preserving the integrity of your work." The chairmen also released a joint statement on Tuesday, saying Americans have "demanded to hear directly from the special counsel 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."
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