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Lawmakers to decide on Mueller testimony this week, Schiff says

By Martin Matishak
“We have been in private discussions with the special counsel's office,” the California Democrat said.

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said lawmakers intend to reach a decision this week about whether to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller to testify.

“We have been in private discussions with the special counsel's office,” Schiff said Sunday during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.

“I’d hope we reach this decision this week,” the California Democrat added.

Last week, Schiff warned that time was “running out” for Mueller to publicly testify about his investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election, citing the looming August recess.

In a news conference last month, Mueller said that he had concluded his duties and special counsel and did not plan on appearing before Congress.

However, House lawmakers have been insistent that they want him to testify.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has said he would issue a subpoena for Mueller's testimony, though his committee is still negotiating with the former special counsel. The timeline for any subpoena remains unclear.

Schiff said it is his hope that “we'll reach a final conclusion either he's going to come in voluntarily or we're going to have to subpoena him.”