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Sen. Blumenthal: Mueller Must Testify Before Congress

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By    |   Monday, 17 June 2019 03:55 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress on the contents of his report, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday.

“I think he has to understand that part of his job as special counsel is to appear before congressional committees,” the Connecticut Democrat said. “I hope he will do it voluntarily. If not, a subpoena may be necessary. Robert Mueller wrote the book and it is a powerful 450-page description, obstruction and a threat by the Russians. Most Americans won’t read the book, they have to see the movie and Robert Mueller is the movie.”

Blumenthal stressed that “The key is accountability and Bob Mueller is the absolutely critical witness to holding the president accountable for his lawbreaking.”

The senator also commented on his party’s intention in the House to call those mentioned in the Mueller report who have not worked in the White House and therefore cannot claim executive privilege, such as former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and political adviser Chris Christie.

“They have no claim of executive privilege,” Blumenthal said. “But I’d argue that those individuals who worked in the White House previously like [former White House Counsel Don] McGahn and some of the others also lack a viable claim of executive privilege and it will be rejected by the courts.”

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Special counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress on the contents of his report, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday.
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