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What Next After Mueller? Republicans, Dems Disagree

What Next After Mueller? Republicans, Dems Disagree
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By    |   Friday, 26 July 2019 05:45 PM

After the much-anticipated testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the conversation quickly turned to what happens next?

Newsmax spoke with four Members of Congress regarding this exact question: Republicans Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Tom McClintock of California and Democrats Pramala Jayapal of Washington stat and Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania.

The latter three sit on the House Judiciary Committee, which held the first of two hearings featuring Mueller.

“I can’t believe the Democrats won’t look at this as a big fizzle-out,” McClintock said without hesitation, explaining that “the Drudge headline was absolutely right”—a reference to its front page on Mueller which read: “Dazed and Confused.”

Jayapal voiced a different point of view, and said that the hearing would “have a big impact on people across the country. … I think you’ll see us [House Democrats] taking imminent action” with regard to impeachment proceedings against President Trump.”

The congresswoman from Washington emphasized that the focus of the hearings would not be on imminent actions, but rather on “what was in the [Mueller] report.”

Dealing with what is to come in the aftermath of the hearings, Meadows told Newsmax that it was “pre-determined where the Democrats want to go” regarding impeachment of President Trump.

Asked about Mueller’s demeanor in the hearings, Meadows told Newsmax: “no one today could’ve watched the hearing and walked away believing that Director Mueller had a firm grasp of the details of the 448-page report…[it’s] as if someone else had written it for him.”

“I think the American people will see it [Mueller’s testimony] as time to turn the page, close the book…and get on with life,” he concluded.

Democrat Dean praised the American justice system and how it has allowed the investigation into “the original underlying problem and crime,” referring to Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.

“The question is not about impeachment,” she told Newsmax regarding the aftermath of the hearings, but rather “about getting the truth before the American people.”

(Clare Hillen is a sophomore at George Washington University and a summer intern with the Washington DC bureau of Newsmax.)

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Newsmax spoke with four Members of Congress regarding this exact question: Republicans Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Tom McClintock of California and Democrats Pramala Jayapal of Washington stat and Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania.
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