Robert Mueller will soon be reluctantly dragged in front of Congress to testify. When he spectacularly resigned on May 29, he firmly declared he had nothing more to say. He said it all in his report. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.
He also dropped a huge hint to Democrats that if they wanted to pick up the ball that he dropped, now was the time. Just leave him out of it.
Democrats, desperate for the tiniest shred of hope that Mueller can offer, are going crazy. They want to interrogate Mueller to find things they can use. Ones that never made it into his report. Because they weren’t supported. Like obstruction of the investigation of collusion that never happened.
Justice can’t be obstructed when it’s trespassing all over the civil rights of Americans, only when there is a real crime to be investigated. Big brother can’t make up a crime then push you into doing it, which seems to be the case.
On the other side of the aisle, Republicans are thrilled that they will be getting a chance to cross-examine Mueller. Several big GOP names have been heating up the pokers and sharpening their pointed questions. The only problem was that Mueller is in such high demand, there wasn’t enough time scheduled for a proper grilling. That’s been fixed.
Mueller agreed to allow the hearing to be pushed back an additional week, allowing for him to sit before both committees for a grueling day under the hot lights.
On July 24, Mueller will appear before the House Judiciary Committee for three hours then the House Intelligence Committee for another lengthy session.
Rep. Devin Nunes can’t wait to start probing Mueller about what his “pitbull,” Andrew Weissmann, was doing when he leaked information to liberal reporters. Nunes wants to know why Mueller and the Federal Bureau of Investigation “withheld from the House Intelligence Committee” that Weissmann “briefed Associated Press reporters in 2017.”
Weissmann, Nunes explained to Associated Press, “was in the chain of custody of the major piece of evidence that started this investigation.” That would be Christopher Steele’s dirty dossier. It was meant to be an “obstruction of justice trap,” Nunes believes.
I appreciate news the chairman has taken seriously the concerns Judiciary Republicans raised this week. The new format will allow all Judiciary Republicans to question the special counsel on July 24.
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) July 13, 2019
“These are all a bunch of dirty cops,” the California Republican insists. “I’ll tell you, some of them better go to jail, or we’re going to go down in a spiral in this country.”
If heads don’t roll over what seems more like a coup attempt every day, then, “you will not have a Republican that will trust the FBI or the Department of Justice for generations to come.”
1.00 Trump 2020 Tees
Trump sent out a tweet covering what is on the minds of most Republican lawmakers. That the special counsel’s team engaged in “illegal” activity by deleting text messages exchanged between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.”
That alone, the President tweeted, “is one of the most horrible abuses of all. Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us ‘the insurance policy,'”