Mueller requests that long-time aide be sworn in as a witness at House hearings: report
Former special counsel Robert Mueller has requested that long-time aide Aaron Zebley be sworn in as a witness by the House Judiciary Committee during this Wednesday’s hearing, the New York Times is reporting.
However, according to the Times, it is unclearly whether or not Democrats in the House have agreed to Mueller’s request. And so far, Mueller is the only one listed as a witness for the hearing.
The Times is reporting that if Zebley “were to take an oath to testify, he could be questioned by lawmakers on the panel, taking pressure off Mr. Mueller to respond to questions he may not be able or want to answer.”
The Times added, however, that Zebley’s “presence would upend carefully laid plans by Democrats and Republicans over how to use their scant time with Mr. Mueller, a reluctant witness known for his concision while under oath.”
Attorney General William Barr has asserted that none of Mueller’s aides, in his view, should be participating in the hearing. And Republicans are reportedly furious about the possibility of a Mueller aide testifying.
And BARR has flatly suggested Mueller's deputies shouldn't be participating in this hearing.— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney)1563901460.0