Nearly three months after the release of Robert Mueller’s report into Russia’s election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, the former special counsel will testify Wednesday in public before Congress. Mueller will appear in two back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees in what promises to be one of the most closely watched political spectacles of the Trump presidency.
Broadcast, cable networks and streaming platforms will be blanketing with live coverage.
Live, comprehensive coverage begins on CNN at 8 AM with Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper, who will be joined by other CNN anchors and correspondents, with analysis by CNN contributors and commentators.
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NBC’s coverage will begin at 8:15 a.m. ET and continue through both sessions. The special coverage will be led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director Chuck Todd.
On MSNBC, live coverage will start at 6 a.m. ET with Morning Joe. Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour, and Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House, will anchor coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET in New York and will be joined by Ari Melber, host of The Beat, from Washington, D.C. in the lead up to and following both hearings.
The testimony will also stream live on NBC News Now, NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, YouTube, and other OTT platforms beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBC News Now will host additional special coverage in the afternoon, hosted by Danny Cevallos, covering reactions to the testimony and more.
Fox News Channel will present live coverage before both committee hearings beginning at 8:15 AM/ET preempting Fox & Friends. Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum will co-anchor coverage live from Washington throughout both testimonies.
Leading up to Mueller’s second hearing in front of the House Intelligence Committee which begins at 12PM/ET, FNC will present a special edition of Outnumbered, featuring co-anchor Harris Faulkner, America’s Newsroom co-anchor Sandra Smith, Fox Business Network’s Dagen McDowell, FNC contributor and legal analyst Emily Compagno. Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will continue to helm special coverage for the afternoon testimony with additional special guests and experts.
Fox News Radio will present special programming throughout the day available nationally on terrestrial affiliates and via podcast. FoxNews.com will also feature wall-to-wall coverage.
ABC News will begin live coverage at 8:30 AM ET led by Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulous in New York. World News Tonight Anchor David Muir will be reporting from the Capitol along with ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce, and Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl from Washington, D.C., and Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega. The special report will also feature Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams and Contributors Chris Christie and Kate Shaw. Muir will anchor World News Tonight from Washington, D.C.
ABCNews.com and FiveThirtyEight also will liveblog the proceedings. ABC News Live will broadcast the testimony in its entirety on the ABC News site and mobile phone apps, as well as Hulu Live, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer will lead the streaming coverage featuring ABC News’ political team. Daily newscast “On Location” will have a recap and post-testimony analysis on July 25 – exclusively for Facebook Watch.
ABC News Radio will provide live coverage anchored by Correspondent Aaron Katersky in Washington, D.C. with reporting by Multi-Platform Correspondent Trevor Ault on Capitol Hill. ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, also will provide full coverage with Correspondents Mona Kosar Abdi and Ault reporting from Capitol Hill. Thomas and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein will provide analysis for ABC affiliates.
CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell anchors a CBS News special report High Stakes and History starting at 8:30 AM ET. CBSN will begin streaming its live coverage of the testimony beginning at 7 AM ET. Joining O’Donnell will be CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett; CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes; CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid; and CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues. CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle will also provide analysis, and CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Andrzejczak Gazis will contribute reporting from the hearing rooms.
CBS will deliver comprehensive coverage surrounding the hearing, beginning on CBS This Morning (7:00-9:00 AM) with Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil and Vladimir Duthiers (Anthony Mason is off) from Studio 57 in New York.
Mueller has spoken publicly only once about his work as special counsel. Wednesday’s hearings come after weeks of speculation about whether he would testify before Congress after the two committees issued subpoenas. Initially scheduled for July 17, the hearings were delayed by one week as part of an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question the reluctant witness.
“The House Judiciary Committee will convene on July 24 at 8:30am with Special Counsel Mueller testifying in public for three hours. After a brief break, the House Intelligence Committee will convene for additional public testimony beginning at 12:00pm,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said in a joint statement. “All members — Democrats and Republicans — of both committees will have a meaningful opportunity to question the Special Counsel in public, and the American people will finally have an opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Mueller about what his investigation uncovered.”
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