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Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee next month. That's according to the committee's chair, Democrat Jerry Nadler. NPR's Ryan Lucas joins us now to talk about this big development. Hi, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: Nadler just announced this in the last hour. Tell us what happened.

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Joining us now to talk through what the release of the report means for the president is NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hey, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hey, Ailsa.

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We are awaiting the release of special - the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report sometime later this morning, and we'll be covering that throughout the day. What we do have so far is a press conference that ended just a short while ago.

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It has been roughly 22 months since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the 2016 election. Along the way, he's charged 34 people, including 25 Russians. More than seven have been found guilty of crimes.

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