Robert Mueller testifies publicly before House Committees

Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, giving Democrats the star witness they’ve long wanted to put before the American public.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Tuesday that Mueller agreed after he was subpoenaed to testify publicly. He will be questioned separately by the two committees on July 17, according to a congressional aide.

The two committee chairmen said in a statement, “Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack.”

WATCH LIVE

Mueller has spoken in public only once about his investigation, making a statement to reporters at the Justice Department in May. In it, he said he hoped it would be his last comment on the subject.

James Comey: Trump Would’ve Been Indicted If He Wasn’t President

The announcement sets the stage for possible blockbuster hearing broadcasts, live on radio and television.

Democrats have been stymied by the White House in their efforts to secure high-profile public testimony related to the Russia investigation. The president has prevented key witnesses, such as former White House Counsel Don McGahn, from testifying. He also has asserted executive privilege over Mueller’s unredacted report to deny Congress the full document.

Jay Sekulow, one of President Trump’s private attorneys, tells NPR’s Tamara Keith he is “not concerned.”

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

162 Responses to Robert Mueller testifies publicly before House Committees

  1. Like

  2. Like

  3. Like

  4. Like

  5. Like

  6. Like

  7. Like

  8. Like

  9. Like

  10. Like

  11. Like

  12. Like

  13. Like

  14. Like

  15. Like

  16. Like

  17. Like

  18. Like

  19. Like

  20. Like

  21. Like

  22. Like

  23. Like

  24. Like

  25. Like

  26. Like

  27. #ImpeachTheMF We shouldn’t have to wait for an election to remove Trump from office. Don’t put that on voters. The Constitution created the way to remove a criminal from the Oval Office. It’s called impeachment.

    Like

  28. Like

  29. America has a criminal heading our government. A felon! And our leaders seem to be ok with that. This is how whiteness works. So much for a nation of laws or no one is above the law. Blah blah fuukety blah. It was all a bunch of crock.

    Like

  30. Like

  31. Like

  32. Liked by 1 person

  33. Like

  34. Like

  35. Like

  36. GOT DAMMIT!

    Like

  37. Like

  38. ImpeachTheMF

    Like

  39. Like

  40. Like

  41. Liked by 1 person

  42. Liked by 1 person

  43. Like

  44. Liked by 1 person

  45. Liked by 1 person

  46. UNSTABLE

    Like

  47. Like

    • If they come and say there won’t be impeachment then I am done. Then Trump will be above the law and the bullshyt they sold us about no one being above the law was a bunch of crock.

      Like

  48. rikyrah says:

    @ MattOswaltVA
    the Mueller Hearings feels like watching Wheel of Fortune where the puzzle is completely solved but contestants keep guessing letters

    Liked by 1 person

  49. #ImpeachTheMF We can’t have a criminal heading our government. He has to go. @SpeakerPelosi time to start impeachment proceedings.

    Liked by 1 person

  50. Liked by 1 person

  51. Liked by 2 people

  52. Robert Mueller’s testimony ends to Congress. Now they must ACT to impeach and remove this felon from our Oval Office. #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 2 people

  53. Like

  54. Like

  55. rikyrah says:

    Wow. Mueller suggests there is in fact evidence that Manafort met with Assange before WikiLeaks published hacked emails pic.twitter.com/JkgdlIQlB3— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 24, 2019

    Like

  56. Like

  57. Like

  58. Like

  59. rikyrah says:

    “Which presidential candidate was Russia’s hacking-and-dumping scheme intended to benefit?” asked representative Jim Himes, a Democrat from Connecticut.

    Mueller replied, “Mr. Trump.”

    Like

  60. Like

  61. Like

  62. rikyrah says:

    SCHIFF’s line of questioning touches upon Trump trying to make money on Russia business dealings, Russia wanting Trump to win the election & informing Trump campaign officials of that, Russia committing crimes to help Trump win, & Trump campaign officials lying to cover it all up pic.twitter.com/cwBLMXKrVO

    — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 24, 2019

    Like

  63. Like

  64. rikyrah says:

    Robert Mueller confirmed that President Trump asked staff to falsify records relevant to the investigation https://t.co/wH68HvPW29 pic.twitter.com/ptraemjHJB— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 24, 2019

    This is the kind of actual news that’s happening this morning.#MuellerTestimony https://t.co/9znNzzcIBY— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 24, 2019

    Like

  65. Like

  66. Like

  67. Like

  68. Like

  69. Like

  70. Like

  71. Liked by 1 person

  72. Like

  73. Like

  74. Like

  75. Like

  76. Like

  77. Like

  78. rikyrah says:

    A moment that will be replayed:Schiff: “Well, your investigation is not a witch hunt, is it?”Mueller: “It is not a witch hunt.”Schiff: “When the president said the Russian interference was a hoax, that was false wasn’t it?”Mueller: “True.”Via ABC pic.twitter.com/1YaY1RPz54— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 24, 2019

    Liked by 1 person

  79. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  80. rikyrah says:

    HPSCI Committee Chairman @RepAdamSchiff is now delivering his opening statement: “This also a story about money, about greed and corruption, about the leadership of a campaign willing to compromise the nation’s interest not only to win, but to make money at the same time.” pic.twitter.com/kCML3wxZL9— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) July 24, 2019

    Like

  81. rikyrah says:

    “there’s a difference between exciting & important. This was not exciting but it was important” the great Chuck Rosenberg @msnbc

    — Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) July 24, 2019

    Like

  82. rikyrah says:

    Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) Tweeted:
    Here we go. Mainstream news pundits are talking about Mueller being old and boring. Bad TV. Media critics completely ignoring the fact that a president was caught dead-to-rights obstructing justice and a party is undermining national security. https://twitter.com/JYSexton/status/1154065683849842689?s=17

    Like

  83. rikyrah says:

    I must be watching a different hearing than the rest of the punditry. What I’ve seen here is Mueller make very clear that he believes the president obstructed justice. That was true in the report, but his testimony went further. It may not be exciting to watch, but it’s serious.

    — Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) July 24, 2019

    Actually, Mueller seems to be getting stronger and more forceful as the hearing goes on. Strong command of details and strong command of legal strategy…. https://t.co/CBiiBLaAAo

    — Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) July 24, 2019

    Liked by 1 person

  84. Like

  85. Liked by 1 person

  86. Clear cut obstruction of justice………….

    Like

  87. Like

  88. Why is Claire McCaskill on the panel? Because she obviously didn’t watch the #MuellerHearings.

    Like

  89. What the hell is Claire McCaskill talking about? Get her off the tv with that nonsense.

    Like

  90. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING: #GOP @RepKenBuck gives Democrats the soundbite they need.

    Buck: “You believe he committed—you could charge the President with obstruction of justice after he left office.”

    Mueller: “Yes.”

    #MuellerHearings #MuellerReport

    Liked by 1 person

  91. Like

  92. Like

  93. There you have it, Congress! DO. YOUR. JOB. #ImpeachTheMF #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  94. Like

  95. Mike Johnson is a moron. #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  96. Mike Johnson, Trump did not fully cooperate with the investigation. Robert Mueller testified Trump refused to be interviewed. How is that fully cooperating? #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  97. Like

  98. Like

  99. Greg Steube is not going to make Robert Mueller budge. #BOYBYE #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  100. Liked by 1 person

  101. Liked by 1 person

  102. Debbie Lesko is a deer in headlights after Mueller’s answer. #MuellerHearings

    Like

  103. vitaminlover says:

    Liked by 2 people

  104. vitaminlover says:

    Who is that guy behind Mueller with the comb-over and arms folded on our right? He seems very annoyed.

    Like

  105. Liked by 1 person

  106. Liked by 1 person

  107. Like

  108. Like

  109. Liked by 1 person

  110. rikyrah says:

    In dramatic testimony, Mueller says he did not exonerate Trump
    Greg Sargent @ ThePlumLineGS
    This headline, like many others we’ve seen, completely demolishes the savvy, world-weary, knowing pose we’re seeing from so many on Twitter today.
    The news orgs are getting it right on the big news of the day, despite the efforts to downplay it:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller/in-dramatic-testimony-mueller-says-he-did-not-exonerate-trump-idUSKCN1UJ0DF

    Liked by 1 person

  111. rikyrah says:

    Chris Megerian @ ChrisMegerian
    Rep. Jackson Lee made an important, but perhaps subtle, point in her questioning. She established that Mueller found that Trump had motive to impede the Russia investigation, contradicting William Barr, who said Trump was merely frustrated.

    Like

  112. Matt Gaetz: Just sputtering blather. #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  113. rikyrah says:

    Cohen: “Is the Attorney General supposed to be the AG of the US, or the consigliere of the President?”

    Mueller says of the US.

    Liked by 1 person

  114. Like

  115. Clear cut obstruction of justice #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  116. Liked by 1 person

  117. Liked by 1 person

  118. Like

  119. Like

  120. IIRC William Barr said Trump fully cooperated with the Mueller investigation. Robert Mueller testified Trump refused to be interviewed. So William Barr lied to the American people. #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  121. Like

  122. Did y’all hear that? Trump refused to be interviewed? But I thought Barr said he fully cooperated? #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  123. #MuellerHearings Jerry Nadler: “Did you totally exonerate the president?”
    Robert Mueller: “No.”

    Liked by 1 person

  124. Oh shyt! No exoneration of Trump #MuellerHearings

    Liked by 1 person

  125. Like

  126. Like

  127. Like

  128. Like

  129. Like

  130. Like

  131. Like

  132. Like

  133. Like

  134. Here we go, folks! #MuellerHearings

    Like

  135. Like

  136. Like

  137. Full blown derangement happens before the day ends….

    Like

  138. Like

  139. rikyrah says:

    Like

  140. rikyrah says:

    Like

  141. rikyrah says:

    Like

  142. rikyrah says:

    Like

  143. rikyrah says:

    Like

  144. rikyrah says:

    Like

  145. rikyrah says:

    Like

  146. rikyrah says:

    Like

  147. rikyrah says:

    Like

  148. rikyrah says:

    Like

  149. rikyrah says:

    Like

  150. rikyrah says:

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.