Former Special Counsel, Robert Mueller doesn’t want to be in the hot seat and testify to Congress but House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., does not want to accept Mueller’s unwillingness to speak up on certain issues.
Mueller is ready for private life to begin and has been adamant in saying that he will not testify to Congress about his investigation into the 2016 election. Schiff has other plans for Mueller and was clear on his views.
Schiff was on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday and said, “I think he has one last service to perform.”
Schiff continued, “It’s not enough merely to speak for 10 minutes and say, ‘I’m not going to answer questions for Congress and the American people.’ There are a great many things that are not in the report.”
The California Senator went on to say, “We want to find out what happened to those counterintelligence findings that were sent back to headquarters. And in terms of if the president is vulnerable of influence from Russia.”
Schiff added that he was “disappointed” Mueller has, in his mind, displayed a “profound reluctance to testify.”
In the interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Schiff told him that he would want the chance to question Mueller about topics not covered in the report.
You can see the interview here:
House Intel Chair Schiff says he would recommend subpoenaing Mueller to testify if Mueller doesn’t volunteer to do so: “I hope Bob Mueller will understand” that “he has a final duty here to perform, like any other witness.” pic.twitter.com/5ygTsaqvJd
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) June 2, 2019
Now, Schiff would like his demands met but Mueller has expressed that he would not say anything other than what is already in his report.
Last Wednesday, in his address to the nation, Mueller said, “The report is my testimony.”
Schiff went on to say, “I hope Bob Mueller will understand, as painful as it may be and as much as it may subject him to further abuse by the White House, he has a final duty here to perform, like any other witness,” he continued. “And it’s my hope that he’ll do so and it’s my hope that he’ll do so voluntary.”
You can see the full interview here:
President Trump has not wavered in his beliefs that the Russia investigation politically motivated.
“How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? WITCH-HUNT!”
Tump tweeted last week:
Democrats can’t impeach a Republican President for crimes committed by Democrats. The facts are “pouring” in. The Greatest Witch Hunt in American History! Congress, go back to work and help us at the Border, with Drug Prices and on Infrastructure.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2019
Is the “WITCH HUNT” over or will we see the Democrats try to milk it for all it’s worth? Chances are that until the investigators are thoroughly investigated and held accountable for any spying or use of reputed information to obtain a FISA warrant, Trump will be attacked by Democrats for deeds that he allegedly committed.