Us President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed that former US Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before the House Committee panels, reported The Hill Sunday.
Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress on July 24. However, speaking on John Catsimatidis’ radio show, Giuliani stated that Mueller’s appearance before Congress should not happen as former special counsel has “already put out his report.”
“He shouldn’t really [testify]. He already put out his report. He made his 10 minute statement and then said he wasn’t going to talk about it anymore because it’s not proper. But somebody must’ve persuaded him that he should comment some more. He’s already commented more than any prosecutor has ever commented about a case he didn’t bring. Let’s see what he says.”
House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees are now getting ready to interrogate Mueller on his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by Donald Trump. Former Special Counsel was first set to testify on July 17, but the Committee Chairmen stroke a deal with Mueller in order to get more time to prepare for the questioning. Mueller also agreed to prolong the time of the interrogation so more Committee members get to ask him questions.
According to the report, Giuliani also noted that at the testimony Republican members of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committee would ask Mueller whether his investigation was “an attempt to stop Donald Trump from being president.”
“I think that Mueller is going to find out that, although he can’t talk about the investigation anymore than he has already disclosed, he’s going to be faced with a lot of questions he hasn’t answered before, I’m quite convinced it was definitely an attempt to, first, stop Donald Trump from being president, and then to remove him from office. There’s no doubt that was the motivation.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website