The Department of Justice told former special counsel Robert Mueller that his July 24 testimony before Congress should not exceed the scope of his fruitless Russia collusion investigation.
In his letter to Mueller, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer wrote: “Any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege.”
That said, Mueller will read an opening statement that has not been seen by the DOJ, according to Mueller rep Jim Popkin.
However — based on Mueller’s own prior remarks — the opening statement is unlikely to provide any new fodder for the Democrats’ hapless impeachment witch hunt.
Deputy AG Bradley Weinsheimer said that while the DOJ typically “does not permit prosecutors such as you to testify before Congress regarding their investigative and prosecutorial activity,” the agency is allowing Mueller to testify anyway.
This partisan media circus is being allowed to humor Democrats, who have been desperately trying to re-write the conclusions laid out in Mueller’s final report, which found:
- No evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.
- Insufficient evidence that President Trump tried to obstruct justice in the failed probe.
The Justice Department also pointed out that it has taken extraordinary steps to make more than 90% of Mueller’s final report available to the public, so Mueller should not opine on matters that are protected by executive privilege and are outside the scope of his job as the former special counsel.
The letter reads: “The Department understands that testimony regarding the work of the Special Counsel’s Office will be governed by the terms you outlined on May 29 — specifically, that the information you discuss during your testimony appears in, and does “not go beyond,” the public version of your March 22, 2019 report to the Attorney General or your May 29 public statement.”
On May 29, Robert Mueller reluctantly held his only press conference after wrapping up his failed Russia collusion investigation.
During that presser, Mueller said he did not want to testify before Congress. Mueller also underscored that any testimony he provides would not go beyond the conclusions he laid out in his final report. “The report is my testimony,” Mueller said.
However, Democrats subpoenaed him in June, in a move to get blood from a stone since their Russia collusion narrative was an epic failure.
President Trump said Democrats must get over their obsession with the sham collusion narrative because Mueller concluded there was no evidence of collusion.
“Are they looking for a re-do because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion?” Trump tweeted. “No redos for the Dems!”
As BizPac Review reported, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Mueller’s final report vindicates Trump because it proves this was a bogus narrative that was recklessly promoted by the anti-Trump media.
Moreover, Dershowitz said the Mueller report is “very, very, very bad” for CNN, which had relentlessly pushed the Russia-collusion hoax for the past three years despite a total lack of evidence.
Dershowitz — a lifelong liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton — says CNN and other media propagandists should be ashamed of themselves for trying to gaslight the public with a phony narrative simply because they don’t like Trump.
Dershowitz said: “They should be hanging their heads in shame, when you think about how many people [on CNN] went out on a limb and predicted that there would be indictments for obstruction, there would be indictments for collusion, there would be indictments for this [and that]…They misinformed the American public.”
(Source: The Five)
Numerous legal experts say Mueller also erred by inverting the burden of proof standard after his probe failed. The special counsel (or a prosecutor) must prove that Trump obstructed justice or colluded. However, Democrats repeatedly bleated the ridiculous assertion that *Trump* has to prove that he did not collude or obstruct.
Earth to leftists: That’s not how the justice system works in the United States. The burden to proof is on the prosecutor — not the defendant (or in this case, the parties that were falsely investigated).
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