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A Democratic lawmaker sparked confusion Sunday, suggesting that Robert Mueller had agreed to testify before Congress, before walking back his comments

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  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline sparked confusion in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," where he appeared to suggest that Special counsel Robert Mueller had tentatively agreed to testify in mid-May.
  • "A tentative date has been set of May 15, and we hope the special counsel will appear," Democratic Rep. David Cicilline said on "Fox News Sunday," claiming that his office had been in talks with representatives for Mueller.
  • Press outlets including HuffPost and The Wall Street Journal quickly alerted readers to the news, before Cicilline walked back his statements on Twiter, writing, "Just to clarify: we are aiming to bring Mueller in on the 15th, but nothing has been agreed to yet. That's the date the Committee has proposed, and we hope the Special Counsel will agree to it. Sorry for the confusion."
  • Mueller's testimony is highly anticipated following the release of a redacted version of his report on the Russia probe.
  • Democrats have ripped into Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the report's release, particularly after it was reported Mueller criticized his early characterizations of the report.
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Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island sparked confusion in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," where he suggested that Special counsel Robert Mueller had tentatively agreed to testify in mid-May.

Cicilline on Sunday said Mueller, through representatives, had reached a "tentative" agreement to testify before the committee on the report on the investigation he conducted into Russian election interference. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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