Special Counsel Robert Mueller will meet with lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee to ensure that there is no conflict between his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and the panel's probe, according to Politico.
Committee members Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced last week that they will launch an investigation into the circumstances that led President Trump to fire former FBI Director James Comey.
Politico reports that the meeting is expected to happen on Wednesday and will include Grassley, Feinstein, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Panel members want to make sure the probes won't conflict with one another.
“It’s a possibility, as we saw in things like congressional grants of immunity to witnesses who then can’t be prosecuted,” Whitehouse said in an interview with Politico. “It’s also possible, if congressional testimony outs a cooperating witness who otherwise people don’t know is cooperating.”
Reuters reported that the discussion will focus on guaranteeing that the subcommittee's investigation is not interfering with Mueller's investigation.
A Judiciary subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday to review concurrent criminal and congressional investigations into the FBI's role in the Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, according to Politico.
Maybe Mr Mueller will get Sessions Rogers and Coats to feel like answering a few questions— J (@JasonJleehow) June 15, 2017
One observer is hopeful Mueller can get officials to open up.