Foolish Mistake: Trump Warns Dems, Mueller Will Face Disastrous Results Resulting from Mueller Testimony on Wednesday

  • President Trump predicted on Monday that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before the House will not only be disastrous for him but for Democrats in explaining why Mueller shouldn’t testify regarding the Mueller report.
  • Trump tweeted: “Highly conflicted Robert Mueller should not be given another bite at the apple. In the end it will be bad for him and the phony Democrats in Congress who have done nothing but waste time on this ridiculous Witch Hunt. Result of the Mueller Report, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!”
  • Mueller is expected to testify on Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee in back-to-back public hearings.
  • It’s also been reported that Mueller’s staff will be grilled behind closed doors, but it’s not clear if Mueller will appear to answer questions in private.
  • Mueller is a reluctant witness and previously said that he doesn’t want to testify about his report into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia which found no collusion.
  • In May, Mueller said: “There has been a discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. 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.”
  • Though Mueller said neither Trump nor anybody in his campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, “his language on the question of whether the president obstructed justice, though, left the issue open—a move that Democrats took as a signal to ramp up their investigations.”
  • It’s been reported that Democrats on the House committees will focus questions on alleged obstruction by Trump “in an attempt to expose potential wrongdoing by the president.”
  • Democrats are also expected to focus on: “Trump’s reported call to then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller; the claim the president ordered McGahn to deny he told him to try to get rid of Mueller; allegations the president told former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to instruct then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to curb the probe; the dangling of pardons to former campaign manager Paul Manafort; and allegations of witness tampering, including with Manafort.”
  • On Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said: “The [Mueller] report presents very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and we have to present—or let Mueller present those facts to the American people and then see where we go from there. Because the administration must be held accountable and no president can be above the law.”
  • Trump also tweeted on Monday: “But the questions should be asked, why were all of Clinton’s people given immunity, and why were the text messages of Peter S[Strzok] and his lover, Lisa Page, deleted and destroyed right after they left Mueller, and after we requested them (this is Illegal)?”

Reference Links

  • Fox: Trump says Mueller shouldn’t testify, warns hearing will backfire READ
  • Politico: With Mueller testimony looming, Trump predicts trouble for special counsel and Dems READ
  • AOL: Trump trashes Robert Mueller ahead of blockbuster hearing READ
  • CBS: Trump says he won’t watch Mueller testify, but he might READ

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