House Judiciary Committee to Hold Series of Hearings on Mueller Report
Next Hearing Will Feature Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean
The House Judiciary Committee will continue hearings focused on the alleged crimes and other misconduct laid out in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The next hearing entitled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes” will take place on June 10th. The hearing will feature former White House Counsel John Dean as well as former U.S. Attorneys and legal experts. The Committee also plans to consider targeted legislative, oversight and constitutional remedies designed to respond to these matters.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued the following statement:
“We have learned so much even from the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Russia attacked our elections to help President Trump win, Trump and his campaign welcomed this help and the President then tried to obstruct the investigation into the attack. Mueller confirmed these revelations and has now left Congress to pick up where he left off.
“No one is above the law. While the White House continues to cover up and stonewall, and to prevent the American people from knowing the truth, we will continue to move forward with our investigation. These hearings will allow us to examine the findings laid out in Mueller’s report so that we can work to protect the rule of law and protect future elections through consideration of legislative and other remedies.
“Given the threat posed by the President’s alleged misconduct, our first hearing will focus on President Trump’s most overt acts of obstruction. In the coming weeks, other hearings will focus on other important aspects of the Mueller report.”
The House Judiciary Committee has already held hearings and taken other actions related to its investigation into obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.
On March 27, 2019, the Committee held a hearing on the pardon power.
On April 19, 2019, the Committee subpoenaed the Mueller report and underlying documents.
On May 15, 2019, the Committee held a hearing on executive privilege.
On May 20, 2019, the White House blocked former White House Counsel Don McGahn from appearing for a scheduled hearing before the Committee.
On May 21, 2019, the Committee issued subpoenas for Annie Donaldson, former chief of staff for former White House counsel Don McGahn and for Hope Hicks, former White House Communications Director. Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson were sent document requests as part of the Committee’s investigation on March 4, 2019.