Robert Mueller Testimony Disappoints Democrats Who Bet on Special Counsel to Help Sink Trump
Trump: Congressional testimony will end badly for Special Attorney Mueller
The President again criticized the Special Prosecutor ahead of his speech in two committees of the House of Representatives
US President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that Special Attorney Robert Mueller’s speech to Congress would have negative consequences for him and that he should not testify at all. Recall that the former special prosecutor on Wednesday will speak at hearings in two committees of the House of Representatives – the Legal Committee and the Intelligence Committee.
“Robert Mueller, who has a very strong conflict of interest, should not be given another opportunity to speak up,” Trump tweeted. “As a result, it will end badly for him and for the hypocritical Democrats in Congress who have done nothing but waste time on this ridiculous witch hunt. The result of Mueller’s report – there was no collusion, there was no obstruction of justice! “
The President added that he will not follow the course of the hearings.
During the hearing, Mueller will answer questions from lawmakers about his 448-page report on the investigation of Russian interference in the elections. The report was presented in April.
Trump has long criticized the investigation, but most Americans have not read the document. Müller said he would not give any assessments during the hearing, other than those contained in the report. The special prosecutor concluded that Trump did not collude with Russia in order to increase his chances of winning, although his entourage entered into numerous contacts with the Russians..
At the same time, Mueller did not make a definite conclusion on the question of whether Trump was trying to obstruct justice. This is partly due to the Ministry of Justice’s policy of prohibiting charges against incumbent presidents. Attorney General William Barr and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, found that there were no grounds for bringing charges.
However, the head of the Legal Committee, Jerrold Nadler, said on Sunday: “The president and the attorney general lied to the American public about what is written in the Mueller report … the president says they have not found an agreement. It is not true that they did not find (evidence of) obstruction of justice “.
Lawmakers will be asking Mueller questions about specific sections of the report, Nadler said..
Leading Republican on the committee, Doug Collins, said his partymates have questions for Mueller.
“The Republicans have not forgotten how and how the investigation began. There will be many questions about what he said, what he didn’t say, and how it all started, ”he said..