ongressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) is warning Robert Mueller that he “better be prepared” for the Republican cross-examination that will occur during the July 17 House Judiciary and Intelligence Committee hearings.
“It is not a good day for America, but Bob Mueller better be prepared because I can tell you, he will be cross-examined for the first time and the American people will start to see the flaws in his report,” said Meadows while speaking to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham last night.
The congressman said it is imperative to protect the civil liberties of those involved in the Democrats’ Trump-Russia witch hunt.
“We have to protect our civil liberties,” he said. “Whether they’re Republican or Democrat or in between, we have to protect those. This is a sad day for civil liberties and those who love those. Those rights that we have.”
“Yet it’s a worse day for Congress because … what Adam Schiff and them have done, they have basically harassed the president and put forth a political agenda,” he continued.
ongressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Fox News’ Shannon Bream
last night that Republicans have many questions for Mueller surrounding the Democratic bias within the special counsel team.
“We have legitimate questions about how all these people ended up on the Mueller team that had a history of donating financially to Democrats and there didn’t seem to be sufficient balance,” said Gaetz.
The congressman said he wants to ask Mueller about why former FBI special agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page were brought onto the special counsel team in spite of both having worked on the Clinton email probe. “That’s not something you would normally see,” Gaetz said.
ormer Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said
the latest leak of a letter from Special Counsel Robert Mueller to Attorney General William Barr was meant to “maximize the embarrassment” to Barr and frame the questioning for the next two days of Congressional hearings.
The letter, according to the Washington Post, expressed Mueller’s frustration with Barr’s description of his findings. However, the Post also reports that when Barr pressed Mueller on whether he thought his memo to Congress was inaccurate, “Mueller said he did not but felt that the media coverage of it was misinterpreting the investigation.”
“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation,” the letter states, according to the Post. “This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Dept. appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”
Gingrich said “I assume somebody wanted to leak [Mueller’s letter] to maximize the embarrassment to Barr and to set up the questions for the hearings the next two days. Look, the Deep State in Washington has played these games for the whole history of the country,” he said.
He continued, “After all the noise you just shrug your shoulders and say, ‘so what?’ Mueller had every opportunity to come out the day that Barr released his letter. Mueller could have at any point decided to refute it and as I understand the actual key sentences, the distortion is by the news media. The distortion is not by Barr,”
“Think about this. The media that Mueller is complaining about are the people who are now using Mueller’s complaint to further distort what is going on. You couldn’t make this up,” he said.
We’re done playing nice. The new rules are in effect and liberals aren’t going to like them. Also, this has been a big week for the Trump team. I cover some of their enormous victories.