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Trump Plans Rally On Same Day As Mueller Testimony

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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President Donald Trump will hold a 2020 campaign rally in North Carolina on the same day former special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to appear before Congress.

Trump’s re-election campaign announced it will host a “Keep America Great” rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina on July 17, the same day Mueller is scheduled to appear in an open session after being subpoenaed by two committees. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff announced the date of the hearing on June 25.

The former special counsel defended the report of his investigation into the Trump campaign at a press conference, saying he found no collusion between Russia and the campaign, and that he would be “formally closing the special counsel’s office” and “resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.”

WASHINGTON - JULY 26: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee July 26, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was held to examine whether the FBI have misused their power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee July 26, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was held to examine whether the FBI have misused their power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Mueller also said that “there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.” He also clarified that, in the event Congress issues a subpoena for him to testify, “the report is my testimony.” It will be harder for Congress to get Mueller to appear since he has resigned and is now a private citizen. (RELATED: Mueller To Testify Before Congress)

Nadler said in early April, after Attorney General William Barr addressed the media, that he wanted Mueller to testify before the committee as soon as possible.

The New York Democrat also called on Mueller to testify in front of the group, after earlier calls from Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the committee. Collins asked Nadler to “immediately” invite Mueller to testify before Congress.