Updated, 10:31 a.m., 7/23/19, with new time for the forum from the NAACP
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to command much of the national media’s attention when he testifies on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. That also will be at the same time as a presidential forum at the national NAACP convention in Detroit.
Mueller is set to testify at 8:30 a.m. about his investigation into President Donald Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election before the U.S. House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. The NAACP presidential forum kicks off at 10 a.m. in Cobo Hall.*
Candidates slated to be at the forum are former Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro; U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas); U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld. All candidates are running in the Democratic primary except for Weld, who is challenging Trump for the GOP nomination.
Next week, the Democratic National Committee will host a two-night debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Twenty hopefuls have been selected, as the Advance has reported, with 10 set to debate on July 30 and the other 10 on July 31.