Trump has open schedule during Mueller hearings

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE's schedule remains open for most of Wednesday as former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE plans to testify before Congress on his investigation into Russia's election interference.

A White House press guidance released Tuesday evening showed no events scheduled until late in the afternoon, when Trump is expected to depart the White House and travel to Joint Base Andrews and onward to Wheeling, Va., where he will hold a campaign rally. Press guidances are not always complete, and events could be added to the schedule at the last minute. 


The House Judiciary Committee's hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Trump has insisted in recent days that he does not plan to watch the full hearing, clarifying to reporters that he may see "a little bit" of it during the day.

"No, I’m not going to be watching — probably — maybe I’ll see a little bit of it. I’m not going to be watching Mueller because you can’t take all those bites out of the apple," Trump said on Monday.

"This thing should have ended a long time ago," he added to pool reporters. "This has been going on for 2 1/2 years, and we’re never going to allow this to happen again because most of them wouldn’t be able to take it."

Mueller is set to answer questions regarding the findings of his 448-page report detailing instances of Russia's election interference as well as whether the president committed obstruction of justice by attempting to interfere or close the investigation.

The report, released earlier this year, said there was no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to elect the president, but it stated that it "does not exonerate" the president on accusations of obstructing justice.

"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," the report stated.