Leakers and publishers who publish leaks aren't the same, say advocates across the political spectrum.
A settlement would have no effect on the producer's criminal case. Weinstein, who has denied all allegations, is set to go trial this fall on five counts, including rape and predatory sexual assault.
Mueller is willing to give a public opening statement but closed-door testimony, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said.
"This is madness. It is the end of national security journalism and the first amendment," WikiLeaks tweeted shortly after the charges were announced.
Mario Batali, the world-famous chef who stepped away from his restaurant empire following sexual misconduct allegations in 2017, has been charged with indecent assault and battery after he was accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman that same year.