Twitter was set alight on Tuesday by the announcement that Robert Mueller had agreed to testify before Congress on July 17.

The former special counsel will appear in open session before both the House Judiciary and the House Intelligence Committees to answer questions about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible Trump campaign collusion. In his report on the probe, Mueller stopped short of exonerating the president of criminal activity.

Lawmakers, entertainers, journalists and others commented, celebrated and meme-ified the news:

For all those who didn’t read the Mueller report it was just announced that it will be adapted for TV courtesy of the House of Representatives and a subpoena for Robert Mueller himself to testify in front of the cameras, and the world.

— Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 26, 2019

Me when Mueller agrees to publicly testify

— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) June 26, 2019

all you need to know about DC is that bartenders everywhere in the city are dreaming up their mueller-themed cocktails for the day he testifies.

— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 26, 2019

Mueller has done an admirable job of staying out of political crossfire in order to protect the integrity of his investigation. But because his reasoning and conclusions (and facts!) have been misrepresented, he has a duty to clarify them for the American people. Glad he will.

— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) June 26, 2019

Glad Schiff and Nadler finally subpoenaed Mueller. I hope they're prepared for, and ready to act on, the likelihood that the Justice Department (really Barr and Trump) seeks to limit Mueller's testimony, and Mueller agrees.

— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) June 26, 2019

Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees

— slimshadysee (@eightynines) June 26, 2019

Mueller will testify publicly.July 17.It’s On.

— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) June 26, 2019

Robert Mueller will not save us.

— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) June 26, 2019

I am eager to hear from Special Counsel Mueller and the American people are too. #MuellerReport

— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) June 26, 2019

Robert Mueller's must be the first of many public hearings to allow the American people to understand the criminality of @realdonaldtrump. The ONLY answer is impeachment and removal.

— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) June 26, 2019

Why is #MuellerTime so important? Because the American people we hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller unfiltered, without the interference of Bill Barr of @TheJusticeDept.

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 26, 2019

This will really matter, even if Mueller merely repeats what he said in his report. The vast majority of Americans have never read it.

— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) June 26, 2019

Glad Mueller is testifying, but it’s hard to turn back time and reverse the direction of the thirteen weeks since he turned in his report. Wish this had happened in April.

— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 26, 2019

On July 17, if Mueller just makes clear to the public what’s in his report, there will be no alternative but to open an Impeachment inquiry on the most criminal President in US history. #ImpeachmentInquiryNow

— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 26, 2019

Mueller will probably quote directly from the report for the entirety of his announced hearing on July 17th. That's fine with me. Have him say these things on national television in his own voice and run those commercials from here to Nov, 2020.

— Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) June 26, 2019

Just a little excitement brewing . Let’s hear what you got Mueller🙏 #MuellerTime

— Jillian (@Pheramuse) June 26, 2019

trump after learning Robert Mueller will be testifying in OPEN SESSION.#MuellerTime

— Quiet Star (@QuietStarNJ) June 26, 2019

To read the full report (.pdf) for yourself, click here.

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