Robert Mueller agreed to get it over with and testify in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees Next month.
He doesn’t really want to do this. He made that perfectly clear the day he resigned on national television. He warned America, especially the Democrats, that he said all he is going to say in his final report.
Being hauled in front of Congress by Democrats like Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff was already on Mueller’s radar.
“There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report.”
They spent hours and millions of dollars on carefully crafting and choosing each word of the report. Accidentally contradicting it with the truth would be incredibly annoying.
“It contains our findings and analysis, and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself.”
That’s his story and he’s sticking to it. “The report is my testimony. I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.”
On July 17, Republicans Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan intend to put Mueller’s resolve to the test. They are already sharpening up their torture instruments for a third-degree interrogation.
The way Mark Meadows describes it you can almost hear the blow torches.
“Bob Mueller better be prepared, because I can tell you, he will be cross-examined for the first time and the American people will start to see the flaws in his report.”
Rep. Jordan advises that he’s lined up “a lot of questions about how Mueller spent $35 million in taxpayer money to find there was no collusion.”
I've got a lot of questions about how Bob Mueller spent $35 million in taxpayer money to find there was no collusion.
But today, Democrats are focused on smearing @KellyannePolls as the next step in their wild impeachment goose chase.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 26, 2019
Another thing inquiring Republican minds want to know is just how far into his investigation was he before learning there was never going to be any evidence.
Oh, just one more thing, Mr. Mueller. Sorry to trouble you but could you mind explaining did you ever bother to find out where the dossier that the Federal Bureau of Investigation used to start this whole witch hunt came from?
Did you ever look to see if maybe it might have been paid for by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee?
Did you know that the FBI leaked stories about the dossier to the press, then used the press reports to prove the dossier to get wiretap warrants?
According to Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, “There’s just a plethora of questions here that all go back to the timing, the integrity…of this report, and those are all questions now that he’s either going to have to answer, or he’s going to have to sit there and try to avoid.”
Reps. Veronica Escobar and Jan Schakowsky – two supporters of an impeachment inquiry – told me Mueller testimony will strengthen push for impeachment inquiry.
But Adam Schiff tamped that down, told me people should have “realistic expectations” about the testimony
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 26, 2019
Even liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz agrees that Mueller is not going to like what Republicans are about to beat him over the head with on the hill.
Mueller won’t be allowed to say anything that’s helpful to the Democrats but anything Republicans want to ask is fair game.
“The irony is that all the questions Democrats want to ask him, he’s not entitled to answer. the questions the Republicans want to ask about… are completely appropriate because they are not in the report.”