What to Expect from Mueller's Testimony Before Congress This Week

Cheryl Sanders
July 22, 2019

On Wednesday, Mueller faces five hours of questioning by two separate House committees.

The US leader also repeated his false claim that Mueller's final report, released in April, found no collusion with Russian Federation by the 2016 Trump campaign team and no obstruction of justice by the president himself.

Trump also falsely claimed the Mueller report found "NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION".

House Republicans are planning to take a measured approach when they get the chance to question former special counsel Robert Mueller.

The committees are conducting their own investigations of Russia's role in the 2016 election and the extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow detailed by Mueller.

On Monday, Trump posted on Twitter that Mueller shouldn't have "another bite at the apple", adding that it would end badly for him.

According to reports, many GOP members on the House Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee are looking to be less combative as seen in past hearings. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of NY said this month that "articles of impeachment are under consideration" as part of the committee's investigation.

We think it's very important for the American people to hear directly what the facts are because this is a president who has violated the law six ways from Sunday.

But Congressman Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, accused Democrats of "going after things that we've already known".

"We have to present, or let Mueller present, those facts to the American people.because the administration must be held accountable and no president can be above the law".

Mr Mueller himself has said he does not intend to speak beyond the findings of the report in the new congressional hearings. Republicans plan to excoriate Mueller over what they consider Federal Bureau of Investigation bias against the president.

But Nadler said Sunday he does not expect Mueller's appearance to be what he called a "dud". "That was not true, that it found no obstruction, that is not true".

"The report presents very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, ' Rep. Nadler said, as he referenced the benchmark for an impeachment inquiry".

"Look at page 344, paragraph two.does that describe obstruction of justice.did you find that the president did that, for example", Nadler said. Their efforts have been frustrated at every turn so far by the White House's refusal to turn over documents or allow testimony by past and current Trump aides and advisers. The inspector frequent stumbled on that there used to be nothing noxious with the other half of what they're speaking about, which is the Hillary [Clinton] investigation.

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