WATCH LIVE: Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress

Posted at 5:10 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 08:19:28-04

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress Wednesday on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

It will be his first extended public remarks since being appointed more than two years ago to lead the probe.

Mueller’s 448-page report released in April did not establish that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia. But the special counsel did not exonerate the president of wrongdoing in obstructing the investigation.

A letter from the Justice Department on Monday specifically instructed Mueller not to provide testimony concerning the redacted portions of the public version of the report.

The letter clarified that “any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege.”

The former special counsel has previously promised he will not veer from his findings.

Mueller’s testimony is expected to last for five hours. The House Judiciary Committee will question him first, followed by the House Intelligence Committee.

Mueller made a last-minute request Tuesday to have counsel with him at the witness table and the Judiciary Committee agreed.