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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:09 PM

Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation

Source: Washington Post



Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify to Congress in open session next month about his investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump. The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, in a late-night announcement Tuesday, said that “pursuant to a subpoena” Mueller has agreed to appear before both panels on July 17.

“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,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) in a statement. “We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans.”

The session comes as nearly 80 House Democrats have called for launching impeachment proceedings against Trump, arguing that he has ignored the Constitution that he took an oath to defend while repeatedly refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations. Mueller’s testimony is certain to provide the headline-grabbing, made-for-cable television testimony that Democrats have been craving since the release of the 448-page, redacted report on April 18.

The rarely seen Mueller spoke briefly in May when he said that his office could neither clear nor accuse Trump of obstructing justice, leaving room for Congress to make a call where he would not and fueling impeachment demands among some Democrats. It was his first public remarks on the case since he concluded his investigation. Mueller said that if his office “had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” and noted that the Constitution “requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-to-testify-to-congress-in-open-session-about-his-investigation/2019/06/25/dde8c95a-975b-11e9-916d-9c61607d8190_story.html



Original article and headline -

Mueller to testify before House committees in open session on July 17, committee chairmen announce

By Washington Post Staff
June 25 at 9:08 PM

House Democrats negotiated for weeks to get former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to answer lawmakers’ questions about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

After the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees issue a subpoena, Mueller will appear Wednesday, July 17, in an an open session, the committee chairmen said.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/06/25/mueller-to-testify-before-house-committees-in-open-session-on-july-17-committee-chairmen-announce/?utm_term=.91a8ade27816


Plenty of this for all!

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BumRushDaShow Jun 25 OP
hlthe2b Jun 25 #1
George II Jun 25 #2
Me. Jun 25 #5
sheshe2 Jun 25 #14
coeur_de_lion Jun 25 #19
Me. Jun 25 #22
coeur_de_lion Jun 25 #23
Me. Jun 25 #26
BigmanPigman Jun 25 #3
Me. Jun 25 #4
TalenaGor Jun 25 #6
mobeau69 Jun 25 #7
BlueIdaho Jun 25 #8
DeminPennswoods Jun 25 #13
BlueIdaho Jun 25 #15
Wuddles440 Jun 25 #24
BlueIdaho Jun 26 #40
Chin music Jun 25 #9
sop Jun 25 #10
forgotmylogin Jun 26 #39
greatauntoftriplets Jun 25 #11
msongs Jun 25 #12
yaesu Jun 25 #16
Catherine Vincent Jun 25 #17
sheshe2 Jun 25 #18
BumRushDaShow Jun 25 #20
sheshe2 Jun 25 #28
amb123 Jun 25 #21
TwilightZone Jun 25 #25
still_one Jun 25 #27
bluestarone Jun 25 #29
EveHammond13 Jun 25 #30
SunSeeker Jun 25 #33
Chin music Jun 26 #46
YOHABLO Jun 25 #31
2naSalit Jun 25 #32
sprinkleeninow Jun 25 #34
Quackers Jun 25 #35
tavernier Jun 25 #37
Chin music Jun 26 #47
JDC Jun 25 #36
GeorgiaResister Jun 25 #38
Mr Jimmy Jun 26 #41
Fiendish Thingy Jun 26 #42
Kablooie Jun 26 #43
Owl Jun 26 #45
Owl Jun 26 #44

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:10 PM

1. OPEN SESSION!!!!! YEAH!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:12 PM

2. He has AGREED to appear! It was announced on CNN a few minutes ago.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:14 PM

5. My Happy Face

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:31 PM

14. lol

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:40 PM

19. What a relief

All this time we waited to hear from him and for some reason he has finally agreed.

This is my happy face.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:47 PM

22. I Might've Known

You'd be cool...

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Response to Me. (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:50 PM

23. Haha no too old to be cool

I'm relieved he is finally testifying in public.

Just hope it actually happens.

He seemed to want to respond to a subpoena rather than just coming when called.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:54 PM

26. I Just Hope He Spills The Beans

and one is never too old to be

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:12 PM

3. It's about fucking time!!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:13 PM

4. SCORE

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:15 PM

6. can they please ask...

If the extensive obstruction efforts were effective in limiting the evidence that was uncovered, and if so, do you feel an unobstructed investigation would be necessary to discover the full truth?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:17 PM

7. The audience numbers should be spectacular!

The MSM will pump the shit out of this!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. Until Trump orders him not to...

Sorry, I just don’t have any faith that Mueller is some knight in shining armor. He shit the bed when he had a chance to be a truth teller. Now he’s going to sit in front of congress and say nothing much in particular.

Trump and Barr will see to that.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:29 PM

13. He quit DoJ and never worked in the WH

Mueller's straight-laced, he's not going to defy a supoena to help out Trump.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:31 PM

15. Yes he is.

He had his chance to be a patriot and he turned his back and walked away.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:53 PM

24. As much as it pains...

me to say, you are absolutely correct in your assessment of Mueller. I really wish it wasn't true, but unfortunately that's not the case. I suspect this may be a big, fat nothing-burger.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:11 AM

40. He may very well be a decent guy... but...

If people are waiting for a Perry Mason moment they are bound to be crushed. He has already told us what his testimony will be if he’s forced to testify. He will say nothing beyond what he has already said in his report.

Would you like fries with that nothing burger.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:20 PM

10. I'm wondering what Barr will do to prevent this from happening at the last minute

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Response to sop (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:07 AM

39. TOTAL ABSOLUTE ACROSS THE BOARD EXECUTIVE IMMUNITY FROM TESTIFYING.

SUPER DUPER EXTRA DOUBLE PRESIDENTIAL ULTRA FORCE FIELD IMMUNITY

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:26 PM

11. Hmmmm.

It almost sounds like the agreement consisted of Mueller telling Nadler and Schiff that he'd come testify in an open, televised hearing if they'd subpoena him. But it does cover his ass in case Spanky tries to do the "absolute immunity" thing with him, too.

In any event, it's great news and I'm very pleased. Should make for entertaining television that day.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:27 PM

12. excellent news if it happens nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:32 PM

16. i wonder if barr's killing investigations will be brought up, if Mueller knew about it. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:34 PM

17. Yes!

May take that day off.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:37 PM

18. Excellent.

I also have lots of



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:42 PM

20. Mmmm

Yours is hot and freshly made too!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:02 PM

28. Ha!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:45 PM

21. Can't Wait!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:54 PM

25. Like just for the popcorn pic.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:58 PM

27. I hope they ask about the investigations Barr closed down

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:09 PM

29. I'm very happy BUT

Now i fear for his life! He really needs protection. This could destroy his family and life!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:15 PM

30. PLEASE DEMS - BE READY WITH A TV-FRIENDLY PRESENTATION!

Please no long meandering Grandpa Simpson-style questioning! And don't chop it up between 32 different people.


This presentation (via questions) needs to TELL A STORY to the listeners:

must be

concise

powerful

effective

to the HEART of obstruction and collusion

PLEASE!!!! Every moment needs to be a TRUMP ORDERED THE CODE RED moment!!!!

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:31 PM

33. They need to hire a prosecutor to control questioning, like they did in Watergate with John Doar. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:28 PM

31. It may be hard to get Mueller to extrapolate other than what's been said in his report.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:30 PM

32. It's about fucking time...nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:59 PM

34. This though...

"House Democrats negotiated for weeks to get former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to answer lawmakers’ questions about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump."

Someone offered here mb he was waiting for a subpoena. Who knows...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:02 PM

35. Trump has tweeted

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Response to Quackers (Reply #35)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:43 PM

37. He should be jumping for joy

since Mueller’s report (according to the AG) found him innocent as a newborn baby!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:26 PM

36. 3 weeks of a squirming, agitated Dotard sounds fantastic

We can also expect 3 solid weeks of the Rep spin machine going full bore on Mueller and the process.

It will get ugly before the 17th to be sure.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:44 PM

38. I can see it now...

Can you imagine what the look on Mueller’s face will be when some of those Republicans like Jordon, etc make some of their asinine comments/questions? Lol.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:18 AM

41. A good lawyer never asks a question that he doesn't already know the answer to

 

Sure hope that Nadler and Schiff have the answers or this will turn into a shitshow.

Not getting my hopes up.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:55 AM

42. Hopefully, they will focus on the counter intelligence aspects that weren't in the report

Neither Meuller nor the media have given enough attention to the espionage/meddling and Trump's encouragement and acceptance of help, as well as the weaknesses in our voting and social media that the Russians exploited.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 01:49 AM

43. My money is on the Trump team finding a way to block him.

Or ginning up a pseudo legal reason, along with Barr, to force him to refuse to answer questions.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #43)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 06:45 AM

45. Those are my concerns also.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 06:44 AM

44. Excellent!

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