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Mueller Testimony Before Congress 'Inevitable,' Adam Schiff Says
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50508"><span class="small">Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg</span></a>   
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 13:04

Dopp writes: "House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said he sees it as a foregone conclusion that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will face questioning by Congress following the release of his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election."

Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty)


Mueller Testimony Before Congress 'Inevitable,' Adam Schiff Says

By Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

03 April 19

 

ouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said he sees it as a foregone conclusion that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will face questioning by Congress following the release of his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think it’s inevitable that Bob Mueller is going to have to testify before Congress,” Schiff said Wednesday on MSNBC. The committee has “a statutory requirement that the Intelligence Community, FBI, brief us on any significant counterintelligence or intelligence activity. And it’s hard to imagine something that rises more to that level than this investigation.”

Schiff’s comments came hours before a scheduled vote in the House Judiciary Committee to authorize a subpoena to obtain Mueller’s full report on his investigation into Russian meddling into the election and whether now-President Donald Trump’s campaign had any involvement.

Attorney General William Barr released a summary of that report last month that said Mueller didn’t establish that Trump or anyone associated with his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia.

However, Mueller didn’t exonerate Trump on the question of whether he obstructed the investigation, according to Barr’s summary. Rather, Mueller said the report provided evidence “on both sides of the question.”

Nonetheless, Barr said that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reached their own conclusion that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to establish that Trump committed a crime.

Schiff said that -- along with his panel, others including Judiciary and Oversight and Reform would have an interest in a Mueller appearance.

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+10 # MikeAF48 2019-04-03 15:55
This is not what WE THE PEOPLE expect from our elected officials I consider this whole charade incomplete we demand to hear from Mueller and quit dancing around this subject. This has been a roller coaster ride from 2015 forward. Calling on all elected officials America deserves better. For the sake of our Democracy, democrats lets play hard ball.
 
 
-3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-04-03 17:53
I think it would be good to call Mueller to testify before congress. But there's a lot of precedent. Mueller has been before congress many times and he's never given them anything. He is arrogant and he lies. His contempt for congress is palpable. Just watch a few videos of his testimony on YouTube.

Still he should be made to come. There are a lot of things every side on this issue wants to know. It is just too bad Mueller was not called before congress two years ago, just as he opened his Probe.
 
 
+3 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-04-04 04:18
First, release The Report in its entirety. We paid for it, we deserve to know the full report. Then we can ask questions.