President Trump says “it never ends” after it was announced last night that Robert Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17.
Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo this morning, the president slammed the bias within the special counsel team, many of whom had financially supported Democratic candidates–including Hillary Clinton.
“We had no obstruction we had no collusion we had a report that was–considering you had 18 people that hated Donald Trump and you had Mueller who obviously was not a Trump fan, not a Trump person–how these people were picked [to join the special counsel’s team] is by itself incredible and yet the report is no collusion, no obstruction which was ruled on by our great attorney general…”
Speaking about the origins of the FBI’s investigation into his campaign, President Trump said, “They got caught and they’re running around going wild trying to do everything they can, but they spied on my campaign, it’s as simple as that…It’s so illegal, it’s probably the biggest political scandal in history and they got caught doing it.”
House Judiciary panel chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced in a joint statement last night that Mueller had agreed to testify before Congress following a subpoena.
“Pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence tonight, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify before both Committees on July 17 in open session,” reads the statement.
“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.”
I am pleased to announce that @HouseJudiciary and House Intel will have Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify in open session on July 17, pursuant to a subpoena issued this evening. https://t.co/wR0CEVqpJC
We look forward to having Mr. Mueller testify, as do all Americans. pic.twitter.com/UEKihMEYXI
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) June 26, 2019