House lawmakers are gearing up for their highly-anticipated public hearing with former special counsel Robert Mueller next Wednesday.
Democratic members and staff on the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees in recent days have held closed door meetings to lay out their gameplans in advance of Mueller’s testimony.
Judiciary lawmakers say they’re painstakingly planning their questions to maximize their time with Mueller, but members on both sides of the aisle are keeping their specific lines of questioning close to the vest.
“All the members are dreaming up the questions that they want to ask, but I think that the chairman and the committee staff are trying to impose an overarching structure and methodology to the questioning, which is good,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (R-Md.), a member of the Judiciary panel. “We have to make sure that we cover a lot of terrain in a very short period of time.”