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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has concluded, but countless questions remain about what he discovered.

Attorney General Bill Barr is scheduled to testify in Congress this week, and he will surely be peppered with questions about the investigation and how he has handled its conclusion, which has been widely criticized. Undoubtedly, Democrats will grill him over his delay and caginess in releasing the investigation’s final report. But there’s one person Congress and the American people will want to hear from even more: Mueller himself.

And on Monday, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed that he plans to call Mueller to testify. As special counsel, he remained phenomenally and conspicuously silent and his team was virtually leak-proof, so hearing direct testimony from the former FBI director will be a blockbuster event. But Nadler included a caveat on his plans: He wants to wait until their report has been released:

The special counsel’s testimony will be a spectacle unmatched in recent American politics — for both the president’s critics and his defenders. As Nadler lays the groundwork for the testimony, the country will be waiting.:

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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If there's anything that right-wing chat platforms promising uncensored "free speech" like Gab and Parler have proven, it's that such predicates ensure the platforms will quickly be inundated with the worst people in the world—bigots spewing death threats, hatemongers, disinformation artists, conspiracy theorists, vile misogynists, and terrorists of all stripes. The kind of clients that will doom such networks to permanent deplatforming.

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