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originally posted by: carewemust
Monday, May 6, 2019
But two days ago, both the President and AG William Barr said it was "just fine" if Special Counsel Bob Mueller answered questions about his almost 3 year-long investigation of Russia interfering in the United States' 2016 elections.
More at: www.cbsnews.com...
President Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress — reversing his position from days ago, when he said he'd defer to Attorney General William Barr.
Across two tweets, Mr. Trump wrote, "why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller...to testify. Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion?"
Mr. Trump added, "Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!"
Mr. Trump's tweet came soon after Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, announced that he is working on arranging Mueller's testimony. The Rhode Island congressman said he is hoping to bring Mueller in on May 15, but a date hasn't been confirmed.
I wonder what new information caused President Trump to change his mind so dramatically over the past 3 days? And I wonder if AG William Barr also now believes that Bob Mueller shouldn't testify before Jerry Nadler's House Judiciary Committee?
There's debate over whether Bob Mueller is now a private citizen, since he's wrapped up his investigation. Or, is he still a government employee, who has to do what William Barr says.
One sure-fire way to keep Robert Mueller from testifying, is to make him a "subject" or "target" of an ongoing investigation. Use the same legal maneuvering Mueller himself used, to keep witnesses and documents out of the hands of Republican Congressional Investigators from May 2017 thru March 2019.
Personally, I think it would be a good idea to let Bob Mueller testify under oath. Evidence that Special Counsel Mueller was corrupt, and determined to "get Trump" from the day-1, is growing by the week.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: thedigirati
like mueller is going to say anything not in his report?
these people are daft.
mueller showing up and reading his report will in no way help them, it will only hurt them.
Misfud and the dossier are going to bury them.
Mueller not investigating this or passing it off to be investigated similar to Manafort or Cohen will bury mueller.
it is a no win for them
how do they not see this?
There is no spygate timeline because there has been no spying.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
It is as simple as this.
One. Trump deferred to Barr, thinking he was totally under his thumb and when asked about a Muller testimony before congress would say no.
Two. Barr did not say no but rather said it would be ok with him.
Three. Trump now says no.
The FBI surveilled an American citizen for many months, based on salacious and unverified information gathered by a former foreign intelligence officer desperate to keep the President out of office. That former intelligence officer used Russian sources, including Russian government sources, at the behest and with the funding of a rival political party and campaign.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
So your defense of Trump is that he is a ''troll''? That he is ''playing'' with the House of Reps by saying one thing and then saying another? That this is part of his governing style, the art of the deal?
Trump has always had money and been in charge of money making schemes. As the head man in charge of the purse strings of the Trump empire those who did not do his bidding were released or at best would never rise to any position of power and personal wealth.
To defy him was career suicide. To this end Trump was always surrounded by ''yes men''.
You make a mistake in believing that we all hate Trump with every fiber of our beings, but I am saddened you are having fun watching this guy tear the country apart.
I think it is hilarious that Leftists keep falling for it.
I have news for you... the country is doing great! The Deep state, and Leftist nutbags? Not so much...