By Steve Neavling
Robert Mueller, the special counsel who investigated Russian election interference, will testify before two U.S. House committees on Wednesday.
Mueller reluctantly agreed to testify after Democrats issued a subpoena.
So what should Americans expect?
Democrats are hoping Mueller’s testimony will provide new and compelling evidence against Trump. Republicans plan to excoriate Mueller over what they consider FBI bias against the president.
If history is any indication, Mueller will be factual, dispassionate and nonpartisan.
Mueller has already said that everything he knows about the investigation is inside his 448-page report. So it’s unlikely Democrats will get dramatic, new testimony.
Mueller has repeatedly said he found no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. But Mueller’s report makes clear that Trump may have obstructed justice and that the special counsel did not pursue charges against the president because of the Justice Department’s position that sitting presidents cannot be indicted.
On Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Face the Nation that he plans make clear to Americans that there’s “a pretty damning set of facts that involve a presidential campaign in a close race welcoming help from a hostile foreign power.”
“Who better to bring them to life than the man who did the investigation himself?” Schiff asked.