On Wednesday, President Trump blew up the planned special hearing of former Special Adviser Robert Mueller within the Court and Intelligence Committees as "diversion" claiming the play is intended to divert attention away from alleged misconduct on "the other side."
Speaking to journalists in the White House's South Grass, before embarking on a journey to Japan, Trump worries that Mueller's testimony on July 17 will reveal more information than was already stated in the report.
"This is really a hoax, the worst political scandal on the other hand," Trump said of the Democrats. "My only answer to Mueller is" does it ever stop? "This is a diversion."
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Mueller's rare testimony, secured after a summons, in front of the house's judiciary and intelligence committees, is likely to be most anticipated congressional hearing this year, especially considering Mueller's deciding silence in his two-year study of Russian contacts with Trump's campaign. Democrats negotiated for more than two months to gain testimony and hoped to focus public attention on the special council's 448-page report, which they believe most Americans have not read.
"I just think he says what was in the report and say it to the American people so they hear it, it will be very, very important," said Judge Jerrold Nadler to reporters Wednesday. "If he goes further than that, we'll see."
There is also a more than reasonable chance that, at the time of Mueller's testimony, the Attorney General of the Justice Department could release his highly-anticipated FBI's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) system in the early stages of the Russian probe . If that happens, Trump's Republican Allies, who have long alleged FBI abuse as part of this process, will make the arms report into the hearings ̵
Fox News has learned Mueller will only appear during a summons which has been described as a "kind" day record, which was essentially planned. Mueller is expected to stick to the four corners of his report.
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Fox News was also told that the Democrats did not tell the Republicans about the Mueller case and the Most Republican lawmakers found out of the house the word or from journalists.
Democrats say it is now the task of Congress to assess the results of the report. Nearly 80 Democrats have already announced that they need an inquiry inquiry, or around But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has preferred a methodological approach that includes testimonies from witnesses like Mueller, and supporters of opening the persecution hope his open testimony will help galvanize their efforts.
Democrats are likely to confront the special advice on why he did not come to a firm conclusion on the prevention of justice, seek his reaction to Trump's criticism and ask for his pe Reasonable opinion on whether Trump would have been charged if he were not the commander. The Republicans are likely to ask him how the probe was performed and whether there were any disruptions to Trump at the Ministry of Justice.
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House Republicans will probably try to hit Mueller on anti-Trump text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page and Trump dossier written by British ex-spy Christopher Steele. Democrats are likely to ask how Mueller reached his conclusion not to charge Trump, and if there was pressure from Minister of Justice Bill Barr, not to go after Trump more strongly.
Barr said earlier that he had no problem with Mueller who testified and would not stand in the way.
In the report released in April, Mueller concluded that there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, which was the original question that started the investigation. But he also said he could not free Trump on the obstruction of justice.
Fox News & # 39; Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.