CNS News posted an article today about the upcoming appearance of Robert Mueller before the House of Representatives.
The article notes:
Be careful what you wish for, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham Tuesday night:
“Listen, it is not a good day for America, but Bob Mueller better be prepared. Because I can tell you, he will be cross-examined for the first time, and the American people will start to see the flaws in his report.”
Republicans have many unanswered questions about the scope of Mueller’s investigation, including the process leading up to the FISA warrant on Carter Page and when Mueller’s team learned that there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
Meadows said Democrats have courted Mueller “just so that they can harass the president” and keep the collusion/obstruction narrative going for political reasons.
Meadows predicted that Mueller’s testimony will “backfire” on Democrats.
Mueller, in his only public comment on the report, said it speaks for itself and he would have nothing to add beyond what is in it.
But “Congress has questions that go beyond the report,” Rep. Schiff told CNN Tuesday night:
“So we have any number of questions about the counter-intelligence investigation, and the role of the counter-intelligence agents within his team to questions about some of the prosecutorial decisions that were made. We have fact questions about some of the statements that are made in the report, so there are any number of issues that we wish to cover with him,” Schiff said.
So what about the questions some of the rest of us have:
- How was the investigation team chosen?
- Why was the investigation team composed solely of Democrat campaign contributors and in one case a lawyer who had worked for the Clintons?
- Why was someone put in charge of investigating the President right after the President had rejected his job application? Was he expected to be objective?
- Why did the Mueller Report totally ignore Christopher Steele, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, etc.?
- Why was an unverified dossier used as the basis for a FISA Warrant?
- How many attempts were made to place undercover agents in the Trump campaign?
- Why were charges against Paul Manafort that had been deemed not worth prosecuting more than ten years ago suddenly brought to life again?
- Why did the investigation look equally into both campaigns?
- Did the report include the fact that the Democrats never allowed the FBI to examine their computer servers that they claimed the Russians had hacked?
- When did Robert Mueller realize that there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia?
Those questions might make for an interesting hearing. I would be willing to watch that on C-SPAN.