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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:21 AM

2. It's premature to subpoena Mueller

According to reports, the House is still trying to work out Mueller's testimony with him they have to do it that way. They can't just subpoena him without making a good faith effort to negotiate the terms of his testimony - no court will enforce a subpoena without a showing of a good faith effort to get him to testify voluntarily. And subpoenaing him at this point would actually slow everything down since, if he refused and they wanted to take it to court, the court would send them back to negotiate.

These negotiations can take a long time, but they must be done. Since Mueller has never indicated that he would refuse to appear, the only likely issues are the scope and logistics of his testimony. And I'm sure there are issues that we're not even aware of involving national security and what will and won't be appropriate areas of inquiry.

This is moving along - and while it may be going too slowly for some people's taste, it's actually going pretty quickly in congressional and legal timeline terms.

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