WATCH: Mueller Testifies About Russia Probe For First Time

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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 8:25 AM
WATCH: Mueller Testifies About Russia Probe For First Time

Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is testifying Wednesday for the first time about the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether President Trump obstructed justice.

He will appear before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, and then before the House Intelligence Committee at noon Eastern.

In his statement about the report back in May, Mueller said he hoped that it would be the only time he would speak publicly but that if he were to appear before Congress, “any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report.”

The 448-page report, he said, “contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself. And the report is my testimony. I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress. In addition, access to our underlying work product is being decided in a process that does not involve our office.”

Democrats subpoenaed Mueller in June, however.

"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," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said in a joint statement about their decision. 

Questioning during Mueller's Wednesday testimony will focus on obstruction of justice in the first three-hour session, and Russian interference during the second two-hour session. 

Watch his entire testimony below: