Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees July 17.
However, Chief Intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge reports that Mueller remains a reluctant witness and a number of options are in consideration.
On Monday, Attorney General William Barr said in an interview that the Justice Department would support Robert Mueller if he decides he doesn’t want to subject himself to questioning from congressional Democrats.
Robert Mueller’s nearly 500-page report found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, but “did not exonerate the President on obstruction of justice.”
Catherine said that the Attorney General frowned on House Democrats for compelling Mueller’s testimony as he said to the press on Monday, “I was disappointed to see [Mueller] subpoenaed because I don’t think that serves any purpose dragging Bob Mueller up, if he, in fact, is going to stick to the report. It seems to me the only reason for doing that is to create some kind of public spectacle,” Barr said.
Mueller gave a public statement in May on the Russia report findings and did not take questions from the press. (Continued Below)
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) responded to the Attorney General’s comment about Mueller and wrote on Twitter Monday, “Barr is absolutely right about the Mueller testimony being a public spectacle… that’s all it ever was. Democrats’ Mueller messaging isn’t breaking through because no one cares—they want focus on their lives, not on the political collusion fantasy that was dead long ago.”
Regardless of the report’s findings or the fact that Robert Mueller is testifying on July 17, the circus continues as on Tuesday the House Judiciary Committee announced in a press release that they are set to vote Thursday on more subpoenas, and this time to 12 of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s witnesses. (Video Below)
Rep. Mark Meadows’ official tweet:
Barr is absolutely right about the Mueller testimony being a public spectacle… that’s all it ever was.
Democrats' Mueller messaging isn’t breaking through because no one cares—they want focus on their lives, not on the political collusion fantasy that was dead long ago. https://t.co/6ZBHp0DthK
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) July 8, 2019