U.S. Justice Department tells Mueller to limit congressional testimony

 U.S. Justice Department tells Mueller to limit congressional testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe.

In a letter to Mueller, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer said his testimony set for Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees "must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege."

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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Updated Date: Jul 23, 2019 07:06:48 IST