Since Attorney General William Barr revealed details from the two year Mueller investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, many on the left have been calling for Robert Mueller himself to testify before Congress.
“AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress,” wrote Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Twitter in reaction to the Mueller report reveal.
Her tweet was in response to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who is also calling for Mueller to come forward and testify on his findings.
AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress. https://t.co/waoGzLntlt
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 18, 2019
“It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings. We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible,” the congressman tweeted.
It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings. We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/Mmo6PA4KPt
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) April 18, 2019
Others like Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) have also called for Mueller to testify.
“It’s time for AG Barr to release the full Mueller report and for Robert Mueller to testify publicly,” the senator tweeted.
The American people have heard enough spin from the Attorney General and the administration. It’s time for AG Barr to release the full Mueller report and for Robert Mueller to testify publicly.
Congress and the public need full transparency.
— Archive: Senator Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) April 18, 2019
Surprisingly adding himself to the growing voices of leftist politicians calling for a Mueller testimony is one of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers, Rudy Giuliani.
The lawyer and former New York City mayor appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday to react to the Mueller report.
Co-host Susan Smith asked Giuliani at one point, “Do you expect Robert Mueller to testify?”
Source: Fox News
Giuliani replied by saying he thinks it would be a good idea for Mueller to testify about the results of the investigation.
“I don’t know. It would be good if he did. I mean, look, this all began as, was there collusion with the Russians? And now we’re having an academic debate over obstruction of justice. Well, I mean, the big victory is, no collusion with the Russians. I don’t think you could be any clearer,” he said.
Giuliani also said the president has been “treated totally unfairly” during the investigation and that these results are a “clear victory” for him.
“We’re very, very happy,” he said. “I mean it’s a clear victory. I think any lawyer would say when you get a declination you just won.”
Giuliani says he has read every page of the Mueller report and one thing he objects to is the fact that Mueller is saying he can’t be certain the president did not commit obstruction of justice — a road to nowhere that has some Democrats jumping up and down with delight.
“This is a little strange because the special counsel has used a standard of proof that’s unheard of. He [Mueller] says he can’t be conclusively sure that the president didn’t commit obstruction, well you know, that means the president has to prove his innocence, which kind of upends 2,000 years of jurisprudence. But be that as it may, that’s the reason maybe why he was confused,” said Giuliani.
The conservative lawyer added, “He Mueller says we can’t conclude the president committed a crime but we can’t exonerate him. Well, nobody is asking him to exonerate him. And the reality is that the overarching principle of obstruction law is very, very hard to make an obstruction case when there is no proof there is an underlying crime so you have to assume the president is innocent, which he is.”
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