FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. When special counsel Mueller testifies before Congress it will be a moment many have been waiting for, but it comes with risk for Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

July 20, 2019 - 1:23 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all.

The special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have waited for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness about President Donald Trump's response to the Russia investigation and whether anything should be done about it.

The political stakes are high for the president, but also for congressional Democrats.

Democrats are counting on Americans hearing what most have not likely read in Mueller's 448-page report. Yet there's a real possibility Mueller not bring clarity.

As the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee ready to gavel in Wednesday, the buttoned-down prosecutor who was once envisioned as a trusted last word may leave more questions than answers.

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