Mueller testimony before House committee tentatively set for May 15, Dem rep says

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said on Sunday that a tentative date of May 15 has been set for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and face questioning over his report on Russian interference in 2016 election.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," the Rhode Island lawmaker said that while there is no guarantee that Mueller will show up to the hearing, he heard nothing from either Mueller's representatives or the White House to indicate that the special counsel would not testify.

"We think the American people have a right to hear directly from him," Cicilline said.

"Obviously, until the date comes, we never have an absolute guarantee," he added in response to a question of whether or not Mueller will show up. "The White House has so far indicated they would not interfere with Mr. Mueller's attempt to testify; we hope that won't change."

During a brief Oval Office session with reporters Friday, President Trump deferred to Attorney General William Barr, saying, "I don't know. That's up to the attorney general, who I think has done a fantastic job."

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