Deutch to Mueller: No president should be able to escape investigation by abusing his power
This morning, during the House Judiciary Committee hearing with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), a senior member of the committee, pressed Mr. Mueller on the cases of obstruction of justice laid out in his report concerning President Trump directing his White House Counsel to fire Mr. Mueller.
Congressman Deutch: "Director Mueller, you found evidence, as you lay out in your report, that the President wanted to fire you because you were investigating him for obstruction of justice, isn't that correct?"
Special Counsel Mueller: "That's what it says in the report, yes, I stand by the report."
Deutch: "Director Mueller, that shouldn’t happen in America. No president should be able to escape investigation by abusing his power. But that's what you testified to in your report.
The President ordered you fired. The White House Counsel knew it was wrong. The President knew it was wrong - in your report, it says 'There is also evidence that the President knew that he should not have made those calls to McGahn.' But the President did it anyway. He did it anyway.
Anyone else who blatantly interfered with a criminal investigation like yours would be arrested and indicted on charges of obstruction of justice.
Director Mueller, you determined that you were barred from indicting a sitting president. We've already talked about that today. That is exactly why this committee must hold the President accountable."
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