House Oversight Committee

Lawmakers stick to their scripts during Mueller hearing

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., watches as former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifyies during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election" on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Despite all the anticipation ahead of former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony, were any lawmakers really going to change their minds?

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Photojournalists’ cameras lie on the floor in front of the witness table shortly before a House Oversight committee hearing (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before two House committees on Wednesday, an event that will no doubt get wall-to-wall coverage from the news media, despite the fact the Mueller is unlikely to actually say anything new.

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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings conducts a House Oversight and Reform Committee markup on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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