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Report: GOP Eagerly Looking to Grill Mueller at Hearings

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By    |   Monday, 01 July 2019 01:20 PM

Republicans are eagerly awaiting Special Counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony later this month, as many seek to challenge the findings of his report and to paint the former FBI director as a Democratic tool to discredit President Donald Trump.

"He’s done some irreparable damage to some things — and he's got to answer for them," Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, among 25 Republicans sitting on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, told Politico.

The panels will question Mueller, who is reluctantly appearing under subpoena, in consecutive hearings on July 17.

Gohmert told Politico that his reading of the 448-page report "reinforced the anal opening that I believe Mueller to be."

Other top Trump allies looking forward to giving Mueller the third degree include Reps. Jim Jordan, Ohio; Matt Gaetz, Fla., Devin Nunes, Calif.; and Andy Biggs, Ariz.

According to Politico, they plan to focus on whether Mueller's team was biased against President Trump from the outset and whether the Russia probe was compromised by questionable surveillance.

Mueller said in his April report that he did not determine whether "collusion" occurred between the Trump campaign and Moscow, as it is not a legal term, and that his decision to not bring charges did not mean he did not find evidence to support them.

"The obvious question is the one that everyone in the country wants to know: when did you first know there was no conspiracy, coordination or collusion?" Jordan told Politico.

"How much longer did it take Bob Mueller to figure that out?" he added. "Did he intentionally wait until after 2018 midterms, or what?"

President Trump had repeatedly slammed Mueller's inquiry as a "witch hunt" and said the report proved that his campaign did not collude with Russia.

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Republicans are eagerly awaiting Special Counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony later this month, as many seek to challenge the findings of his report and to paint the former FBI director as a Democratic tool to discredit President Donald Trump.
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