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PoliticsTrump says he doesn't plan to watch Mueller testify

00:35  20 july  2019
00:35  20 july  2019 Source:   politico.com

House Democrats seeking testimony from two Mueller deputies: report

House Democrats seeking testimony from two Mueller deputies: report House Democrats reportedly want to hear from two of former special counsel Robert Mueller's deputies in closed-door testimony next week as Mueller himself prepares to testify before two House committees.The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Democratic lawmakers on the Judiciary and Intelligence panels are hoping to secure testimony from James Quarles and Aaron Zebley, two prosecutors with the Justice Department who previously worked on Mueller's team. Their requests come as Attorney General William Barr has threatened to block any of Mueller's aides from testifying.

President Donald Trump on Sunday reversed course, saying special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress just two days after telling reporters the Trump reverses course, says Mueller 'should not testify ' before Congress. JUST WATCHED . Barr gave his version of the report.

Senate Republicans say it's time to move on from special counsel Robert Mueller 's investigation. "I don' t know that that's necessary, we have the report so we can go from there," Ernst said of Mueller testifying But Graham also indicated he planned to investigate the dossier compiled by ex-British

Trump says he doesn't plan to watch Mueller testify© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images "They're just playing games. You know, I won't be watching Mueller," President Donald Trump said.

President Donald Trump said Friday that he doesn't plan to watch former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony, a long-awaited affair for House Democrats who have pushed Mueller to publicly answer questions about his Russia investigation.

"At some point they have to stop playing games," Trump told reporters in front of the White House. "They're just playing games. You know, I won't be watching Mueller."

Mueller is set to testify next Wednesday for three hours in front of the Judiciary Committee and for two hours in front of the Intelligence Committee, focusing on his 448-page report of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The hearing will take place one day before the House is due to leave for a month-long recess.

Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify

Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify President Trump knocked former special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday and Saturday after he struck a deal with the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees to give extended testimony.The July 24 testimony will help illuminate Mueller's report into Russia's election interference and potential obstruction of justice by Trump for a nationally televised audience.Seeking to preempt the appearance, the president turned to Judicial Watch, a conservative advocacy group, to hit at the former special counsel. "This is one of the most horrible abuses of all. Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story.

President Donald Trump said he was willing to be interviewed under oath in special counsel Robert Mueller ’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, “subject to my lawyers,” who have been discussing the terms under which he might testify .

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has said he doesn ' t plan to invite Mueller to testify on the report.

Trump said Friday that Democrats were wasting their time trying to impeach him, as evidenced by the House vote to table an impeachment resolution from Rep. Al Green. The resolution was forced to the floor Wednesday, but it split Democrats: 95 voted to keep the resolution alive and 137 voted to kill it.

"It's a disgrace. No other president should have to go through it," Trump said. "As far as I'm concerned, they already took their impeachment vote, and the impeachment vote was so lopsided, it was a massive victory."

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President Trump's schedule remains open for most of Wednesday as former special counsel Robert Mueller plans to testify before Congress on his investigation into Russian election interference.A White House press guidance released Tuesday evening showed no events scheduled until late in the afternoon, when he is expected to depart the White House and travel to Joint Base Andrews and onward to Wheeling, Va., where he will hold a campaign rally. Press guidances are not always complete, and events could be added to the schedule at the last minute.

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