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Nadler: 'Incredibly Arrogant' for DOJ to Instruct Mueller

By    |   Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:28 AM

A Department of Justice letter telling former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to stick to his report is not "much of an impediment," as he's already said he will do that, and he doesn't have to comply with the directive, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Tuesday. 

"I think it's incredibly arrogant of the department to instruct him to do that," the New York Democrat told CNN's "New Day," on the day before his committee and the House Intelligence Committee are to interrogate Mueller. "It's a part of the cover-up of the administration to keep information away from the American people, but I think it's not going to have a real impact."

He added that Mueller no longer works for the DOJ, but even if he did, the letter wants things that are beyond the agency's power to ask of him.

Meanwhile, Nadler said his committee will operate under the assumption that Mueller will stay within the bounds of the report, but it's still important for Americans to hear directly from him about the report's findings. 

"They found that the Russians interfered in the election very systematically to help (President Donald) Trump; the Trump campaign welcomed that assistance," said Nadler. "The president repeatedly obstructed justice and tried to hamper the investigation and repeatedly instructed people to lie to the investigators and to the American people. Anyone else who finds what the report finds he had done would face criminal prosecution."

However, Nadler said the prosecution question likely won't be asked, but the report does make it clear. 

"Mueller's investigation resulted in the indictment of 37 people, including the president's campaign manager, deputy campaign manager, national security advisor,' said Nadler. 

Meanwhile, the game plan is "very simple," said Nadler. 

"We want to tell the story to the American people," he said. "The attorney general and the president have repeatedly lied about the investigation's findings."

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A Department of Justice letter telling former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to stick to his report is not "much of an impediment," as he's already said he will do that, and he doesn't have to comply with the directive, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said.
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