On Monday US President Donald Trump expressed the opinion that the speech by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller in Congress would follow negative consequences for him and that he should not testify at all.
«Robert Muller, who has a very strong conflict of interest, should not be given another opportunity to speak out. As a result, it will end badly for him and for hypocritical Democrats in Congress, who did nothing but waste time on this ridiculous witch hunt.” The result of Muller’s report – there was no collusion, there was no obstruction of justice!” Trump wrote in Twitter. The President added that he would not follow all of the hearings.
During the hearings, Mueller will answer questions from the lawmakers on his 448-page report on the results of the investigation into Russian interference in the elections. The report was submitted in April.
Trump has criticized the investigation for a long time, but the majority of the Americans did not read the text of the document. Mueller said that he would not give any assessments during the hearings apart those ones contained in the report. Special Prosecutor came to the conclusion that Trump did not enter into an agreement with Russia to raise his chances of winning, although his background contacted a lot with the Russians.
Thus, Mueller did not make a definite conclusion on the question whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. Part of the problem is the policy of the Ministry of Justice, which prohibits bringing charges against current presidents. Attorney General William Barr and his Deputy Rod Rosenstein considered that there were no grounds for bringing charges.
However, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Sunday: “The president and Attorney General lied to the American public about what was written in the Mueller report … the President says they did not find a collusion. It is not true that they did not find evidence of obstruction of justice.”
According to Nadler, lawmakers will ask Mueller questions on specific sections of the report. The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said his mates as party members had some questions for Müller.
“The Republicans have not forgotten how the investigation began. A lot of questions about what he said and did not would followed, and how it all began, as well,” he said.
Natalia Veselnitskaya — official website