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Mueller asked to stay put by the DOJ for the testimony of his public report

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Robert Mueller who is a former counsel was asked to stay down for his testimony which is suppose to happen on Wednesday in front of congress. He is supposed to present his report on the Russian interference but was asked to stay put by the Justice Department on Monday.

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There was a letter written by the associate Deputy Attorney Weinsheimer to Mueller and in that letter, it was mentioned, “Any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege, including information protected by law enforcement, deliberative process, attorney work product, and presidential communications privileges. These privileges would include discussion about investigative steps or decisions made during your investigation not otherwise described in the public version of your report.”

Mueller was about to read the report which was 448-pages long and it was based on the Russian interference into the 2016 election, the same elections after which Trump became the president of the United States. Weinsheimer added to his letter, “Consistent with standard practice, Department witnesses should decline to address potentially privileged matters, thus affording the Department the full opportunity at a later date to consider particular questions and possible accommodations that may fulfil the committees’ legitimate need for information while protecting Executive Branch confidentiality interests.”

Weinsheimer was talking about the letter which was passed on by Mueller on July 10 in which he asked the department for a light towards “concerning privilege or other legal bars applicable to potential testimony in connection” on the subpoenas which was issued on his appearance by the House Judiciary and Intelligence. Mueller is going to present his statements as a private citizen of the country as he is acting like one after his resignation from the post as the special counsel.

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