Trump not planning to block Mueller testimony: lawyer

The Trump administration is not planning to block special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE from testifying to Congress next month, President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE’s personal attorney Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowFederal judge blocks California law requiring Trump tax returns Trump sues to block NY prosecutors' subpoena for his tax returns House Democrats planning to hold hearings regarding Trump's role in hush-money payments: report MORE said Wednesday. 

“There's no legal moves that are being made here,” Sekulow said during a CNN interview.

Sekulow said the president’s team expects Mueller will not stray from the findings of his report, adding that he believes it “certainly would be inappropriate” for Mueller to offer a “new revelation” to lawmakers. 

Trump on Wednesday lamented Mueller’s testimony, saying that “it never ends,” and renewed his attacks on the special counsel by accusing him without evidence of illegally deleting text messages from two former FBI officials who criticized the president.

 

 

The announcement that Mueller will testify to two House committees next month has renewed speculation that Democrats may push to open impeachment proceedings against Trump, but Sekulow said his legal team is not preparing for that possibility.  

“We have no impeachment preparation team in place,” he said. “I don’t see impeachment as a threat at all.”