Mueller warns of Russian meddling in 2020

Source : 112 Ukraine

Special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, testified at a House hearing about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election
11:54, 25 July 2019

Robert Mueller

The Russians are still interfering in the US elections. Robert Mueller said it in seven-hour hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Mueller's appearance before two House panels promised to be the TV event of the year in the US House, where politicians questioned him for more than five hours about the book-length report he released in April, The New York Times reported.

Representative Will Hurd, Republican of Texas, wondered aloud whether Russia might be planning another set of attacks. He received an ominous response from Mr. Mueller.

“It wasn’t a single attempt,” Mueller said. “They’re doing it as we sit here.”

Mr. Mueller’s sparse answers demanded more aggressive attempts by Congress to investigate the president, an indication that the matter is not over, even if the special counsel is.

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“You would not tell us whether the president should be impeached, nor did we ask you, since it is our responsibility to determine the proper remedy for the conduct outlined in your report,” he said. “Whether we decide to impeach the president in the House or we do not, we must take any action necessary to protect the country while he is in office.”

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The House Intelligence panel concluded its hearing with Mueller, ending a day of testimony from the former special counsel on his investigation into Russian interference and possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

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