WASHINGTON – House Democrats said Friday that they had a postponed until July 24 hearings with Robert S. Mueller III, which has been scheduled to take place next week, to allow for extended questioning of former special counsel.
The reversal, after a day of negotiations with Mr. Mueller's associates, came as both Democrats and Republicans were in deep preparation for the testimony. The back-to-back hearings are expected to be a pivotal moment for the House of Trump's investigation of possible justice and abuse of power.
Democrats on the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees has reached a deal with Mr. Mueller Last month for his public testimony and closed question on July 1
But there has been persistent concerns. The Justice Department objected to questioning Mr. Mueller's deputies and directed them not to appear. And Mum's testimony, which would have meant that most freshman lawmakers would not have been the former special counsel.