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Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17

United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller (pictured), in charge of the Russia probe, has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17. The chairmen of the two panels, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, issued subpoenas for his testimony, promising to work on "preserving the integrity" of the prosecutor's work during the open session hearing.

"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," the two Democratic lawmakers said in a statement.

Mueller finished his probe and issued a lengthy report which was made available to the public in its redacted version. Democrats have since been involved in a dispute with the Department of Justice, demanding that the full report be released to Congress. Mueller has made one public statement since the end of the investigation, saying that he would prefer not to testify but that, if called upon, he would have nothing more to say than what he wrote in the report.

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