The Republicans knew that if they rushed former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III during the Judicial Committee hearing, Mueller would not look good. Mueller is extraordinarily bright and has a strong moral character. He is also very thoughtful. When a thoughtful person is asked to respond to a question, he or she will consider the question and its implications then speak. Plus, the Republicans rapid-fired references to pages in the Mueller Report and did not allow the former special counsel enough time to reach them. Anyone would come out looking a bit flustered and a little scattered. However, in the second hearing with the Intelligence Committee, Mueller came out decisive and familiar with the material. Perhaps the chair of the Judicial Committee should take some responsibility for letting the Republican’s shenanigans hurt Mueller.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said:
‘”No, I think it was very important that he testified … he broke the lie that the president and the attorney general have been saying to the American people,” Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says when asked if forcing Mueller to testify was a mistake.’
“No, I think it was very important that he testified … he broke the lie that the president and the attorney general have been saying to the American people,” Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says when asked if forcing Mueller to testify was a mistake https://t.co/P6iz1j1VA4 pic.twitter.com/8JSB09DeYu
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 28, 2019
Nadler noted that Mueller’s testimony “broke the lie,” and the Mueller’s report cleared President Trump of collusion and obstruction of justice.
ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked Nadler if Mueller’s testimony was worth the trouble. Nadler said:
‘“All those three statements are lies [and] it was very important for Mueller to get up there and say just that. It’s very important that that information get out to the American people and we can now build on that.’
Then, when Nadler appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. Nadler responded to a question that his “personal view” was that POTUS should be impeached:
‘He violated the law six ways from Sunday.’
Next Mueller noted that was not the important question. Nadler said that the Democrats to designed a case with evidence that built upon Mueller’s comments before the House Judicial Committee.
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