Republican California Representative Devin Nunes sat down with Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday evening. During his time on the air, Nunes explained that something is “odd” about special counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony in front of Congress.
According to the Gateway Pundit, “Mueller is set to publicly testify to the House Judiciary Committee and House Intel Committee on July 17. Nunes, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee warned that Mueller will only be testifying for a total of four hours to two separate panels so there won’t be enough time for everyone to question him.”
“I don’t know which direction he’s [Mueller] going to go…one is he’s just not going to say anything, which is very possible, but it’s also very possible too that he could throw a monkey wrench in things,” Nunes explained.
“What’s odd about this is, supposedly he’s only agreed to testify for four hours — but four hours with the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee is not enough time to get everyone’s questions in,” the Republican lawmaker continued.
That’s not all, though.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has refused to take part in a closed-door testimony, so he is planning on sending Weissmann and his cronies to testify instead.
Former United States Attorney Joe diGenova wasn’t shy about coming out and questioning Robert Mueller’s strange testimony.
DiGenova explained when Andrew Weissmann testifies in “executive session with unlimited questioning,” the real damage will be done to President Donald Trump.
“[Mueller’s} testimony is going to be basically worthless,” diGenova explained to Lou Dobbs on Friday. He explained, “The real damage is going to be done the next day when they have testimony from Weissmann and his aides which will be done in executive session with unlimited questioning. That’s when the damage to the president is going to be done,” he said.
DiGenova called special counsel Mueller a “figurehead,” stating that the investigation was always the Weissmann investigation, adding on that it will also be “the Weissmann testimony.”
From the Washington Examiner:
In an interview with CNN last week, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said he did not believe the special counsel’s office considered what it received to be a “friendly subpoena” and that Mueller was “deeply reluctant” to comply with it.
As part of the plan, Schiff said that there will also be an “executive session” with members of Mueller’s staff.
There has been some speculation about what this closed-door discussion might entail.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told MSNBC that Mueller’s senior staffers will likely “go much deeper” into the details of the Russia investigation. Joe DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, predicted on Fox Business last week that Weissmann, not Mueller, could do real “damage” to President Trump.
Weissmann, who recently scored a book deal, was known as Mueller’s “pitbull.” According to Michael Wolff’s book Siege, Weissmann led the initiative to draft a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Trump, which Mueller’s spokesman denied existed.
Mueller’s report, released in April with redactions, shows his team was not able to establish criminal conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, but left open the question of possible obstruction of justice. The report laid out 10 instances in which Trump might have obstructed justice, but Mueller declined to make a determination on the matter, citing a Justice Department guideline that sitting presidents cannot be indicted.