Trump not planning to block Mueller testimony: lawyer

The Trump administration is not planning to block special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE from testifying to Congress next month, President TrumpDonald John TrumpLive updates on impeachment: Trump echoes Limbaugh: 'Partisan sham' Tim Ryan endorses Biden for president The Hill's Morning Report - Diplomats kick off public evidence about Trump, Ukraine MORE’s personal attorney Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowGiuliani considers launching impeachment podcast Judge sides with NY officials in Trump tax return lawsuit Democrats to test Trump as impeachment moves to new stage 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.”