Earlier this week it was announced that Robert Mueller would respond to a subpoena from two House committees and testify in open session in Congress.
Even if Mr. Mueller presents new facts not currently in evidence, and that is highly unlikely, there will be no movement by Congress to do anything against the president. It would have happened by now if it were going to happen. So this show of optimism on the part of House leadership is laudable yet unrealistic:
“Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack,” Nadler (Rep. Jerry Nadler, D – NY) and Schiff (Rep. Adam Schiff, D – CA) said in a joint statement. “We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans.”
“We further understand that there are certain sensitivities associated with your open testimony,” Nadler and Schiff wrote to Mueller earlier Tuesday, alluding to criminal investigations the special counsel has referred to other Justice Department offices. “Nevertheless, the American public deserves to hear directly from you about your investigation and conclusions.”
In other news: The Milwaukee Brewers are home against the Atlanta Braves July 17th at 1:10 pm.