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Robert Mueller testifies in 2013. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees delayed Robert Mueller's testimony for another week on Friday, giving lawmakers additional time for questioning, NBC's Alex Moe reports.

The big picture: Mueller is now expected to testify Wednesday, July 24. His public testimony has long been the white whale for Democratic leaders who have staved off calls to impeach President Trump until they can further "educate the public" on the contents of the special counsel's report.

Where it stands: Mueller's testimony is not anticipated to be a bombshell for anyone who has read his report. Each committee will have 3 hours to ask Mueller questions — after Republicans and Democrats complained they would not have enough time to question Mueller on July 17.

  • Under the old agreement, Mueller would have testified for 2 hours in front of each committee — which rattled members who would not have been able to ask any questions.
  • Several Dem committee members told Axios they saw the 2-hour time limit as Attorney General Barr walling them off from Mueller and his team.
  • Judiciary committee Democrats intend to dig into the 10 times that Trump potentially obstructed justice in the Mueller report, per WaPo.

Go deeper: Mueller agrees to publicly testify to Congress

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The Fed could be firing up economic stimulus in disguise

Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard at a "Fed Listens" event. Photo: Eric Baradat / AFP via Getty Images.

Even as global growth expectations increase and governments pile on fiscal spending measures central bankers are quietly restarting recession-era bond-buying programs.

Driving the news: Comments Tuesday from Fed governor Lael Brainard suggest the Fed may be jumping onboard the global monetary policy rethink and restarting a program used following the 2008 global financial crisis.

Democrats' hypocrisy moment

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be facing explicit calls to resign from President Biden on down, if you apply the standard that Democrats set for similar allegations against Republicans. And it's not a close call.

Why it matters: The #MeToo moment saw men in power run out of town for exploiting young women. Democrats led the charge. So the silence of so many of them seems more strange — and unacceptable by their own standards — by the hour.

Police officers' immunity from lawsuits is getting a fresh look

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Nearly a year after the death of George Floyd, advocates of changes in police practices are launching new moves to limit or eliminate legal liability protections for officers accused of excessive force.

Why it matters: Revising or eliminating qualified immunity — the shield police officers have now — could force officers accused of excessive force to personally face civil penalties in addition to their departments. But such a change could intensify a nationwide police officer shortage, critics say.