The former special counsel will appear in open session before both the House Judiciary and the House Intelligence Committees to answer questions about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible Trump campaign collusion. In his report on the probe, Mueller stopped short of exonerating the president of criminal activity.
Lawmakers, entertainers, journalists and others commented, celebrated and meme-ified the news:
For all those who didn’t read the Mueller report it was just announced that it will be adapted for TV courtesy of the House of Representatives and a subpoena for Robert Mueller himself to testify in front of the cameras, and the world.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 26, 2019
Me when Mueller agrees to publicly testify pic.twitter.com/1r6IpbSoja— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) June 26, 2019
all you need to know about DC is that bartenders everywhere in the city are dreaming up their mueller-themed cocktails for the day he testifies.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 26, 2019
Mueller has done an admirable job of staying out of political crossfire in order to protect the integrity of his investigation. But because his reasoning and conclusions (and facts!) have been misrepresented, he has a duty to clarify them for the American people. Glad he will.— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) June 26, 2019
Glad Schiff and Nadler finally subpoenaed Mueller. I hope they're prepared for, and ready to act on, the likelihood that the Justice Department (really Barr and Trump) seeks to limit Mueller's testimony, and Mueller agrees.— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) June 26, 2019
Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees pic.twitter.com/UUQZvwUKu6— slimshadysee (@eightynines) June 26, 2019
Mueller will testify publicly.— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) June 26, 2019
It’s On. pic.twitter.com/Umdtztu8ou
Robert Mueller will not save us.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) June 26, 2019
Robert Mueller's must be the first of many public hearings to allow the American people to understand the criminality of @realdonaldtrump. The ONLY answer is impeachment and removal.— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) June 26, 2019
This will really matter, even if Mueller merely repeats what he said in his report. The vast majority of Americans have never read it. https://t.co/ZuRHqbRAEv— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) June 26, 2019
Glad Mueller is testifying, but it’s hard to turn back time and reverse the direction of the thirteen weeks since he turned in his report. Wish this had happened in April.— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 26, 2019
On July 17, if Mueller just makes clear to the public what’s in his report, there will be no alternative but to open an Impeachment inquiry on the most criminal President in US history. #ImpeachmentInquiryNow— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 26, 2019
Mueller will probably quote directly from the report for the entirety of his announced hearing on July 17th. That's fine with me. Have him say these things on national television in his own voice and run those commercials from here to Nov, 2020.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 26, 2019
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