Administration

Ex-Obama attorney apologizes, deletes tweet that Fox not covering Mueller hearing

Former U.S Attorney Joyce Vance apologized after deleting a tweet falsely claiming that Fox News would not air former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming House hearing. 

Vance, who served under former President Obama, said the tweet was meant to be ironic, but deleted it to limit any confusion. 

"I've deleted an earlier tweet I intended ironically, but that some took as factual regarding Fox news coverage of Mueller's testimony," Vance tweeted. "My apologies to anyone I confused. I don't like to delete tweets but that seems a better course than unintentionally misinforming people."

A screenshot of the since-deleted tweet reported by the Washington Examiner shows Vance had said the network wouldn't show Mueller's Wednesday testimony because President Trump "is afraid of what will happen if his base gets to hear Mueller's testimony for themselves." 

"Y'all, a kind friend pointed out my goofy sense of humor doesn't always translate onto Twitter. I know most of you get the irony by now. It will be interesting to see Fox's coverage in light of Trump's statement he won't be watching the hearing," Vance tweeted, before deleting the initial comment.

Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday. 

Most major networks plan on airing coverage of the highly anticipated hearing. 

Mueller will speak on allegations of Trump's obstruction of justice as outlined in his more than 400-page report. 

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