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Robert Mueller's testimony may not happen next week after all

It looks like Special Counsel Robert Mueller's highly-anticipated congressional testimony may be getting a delay.

Mueller was set to testify on his report into Russian interference in the 2016 election before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee on July 17. But CNN is reporting that the Judiciary committee is now discussing pushing the testimony by a week until the following Wednesday, July 24.

This, CNN reports, would be to "allow more time for Mueller to testify." The Hill also reports that a delay to the testimony is "likely," noting that Mueller was originally set to testify for about two hours for both committees, with not all lawmakers having the opportunity to ask questions. Politico's Jake Sherman reports the hearings may be extended to three hours, although the "situation is fluid."

Mueller in a press conference in May indicated that he wishes not to testify before Congress and would not provide new information not already in his report, saying, "the report is my testimony."

A spokesperson for House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told CNN that the testimony is still on for July 17 "at this moment," but "we will let you know if that changes."