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As Special Counsel Robert Mueller prepares to take the stand to testify on the Russia probe, the Justice Department has told him that his testimony 'must remain within the boundaries' of the public, redacted version of his report.
Mueller received a letter from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General on Monday offering strict guidelines on his testimonial subpoenas from the House Judiciary Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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The Special Counsel's highly anticipated testimony will take place Wednesday where he will discuss the findings of his intensive two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The letter from the Justice Department said: 'Please note that there should be not testimony concerning the redacted portions of the public version of your report'.
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'The Department agrees with your stated position that your testimony should be unnecessary under the circumstances. The Department generally does not permit prosecutors such as you to appear and testify before Congress regarding their investigative and prosecutorial activity,' the letter obtained by Fox said.
'Should you testify, the Department understands that testimony regarding the work of the Special Counsel's Office will be governed by the terms you outlined on May 29 -- specifically, that the information you discuss during your testimony appears in, and does "not go beyond," the public version of your March 22, 2019 report to the Attorney General or your May 29 public statement.
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'Finally, any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters...
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