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Since he spent months now insisting that Robert Mueller’s report fully exonerated him of both collusion with the Russians and obstruction, one might imagine President Donald Trump would absolutely welcome Mueller’s congressional testimony next month just to emphasize the point.
Nothing could be further from the truth, with Trump once again slamming Mueller–and even accusing, with no evidence, the former special counsel of committing a crime.
Why is Trump so agitated?
Because he knows there’s a risk of two pertinent questions coming from Congress that Mueller is likely going to have to answer:
- Although you did not find sufficient evidence to level charges of conspiracy against the president, are you satisfied that there were indeed acts of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign?
- In your report, you observed that, if you had confidence that the president had not commited a crime, you would have so stated. You did not so state. Do you therefore believe that there is a sufficient level of evidence to charge the president with a crime? Did you refrain from this solely on the basis of Justice Department policy?
If Mueller answers “Yes” to either of those questions, Trump’s presidency will be in significant jeopardy. Trump is well aware of this, so he’s railing against Mueller (once again) in an effort to discredit him ahead of time.
Unfortunately for Trump, Robert Mueller is far more credible then the current president has ever been. If he steps up and says that the president of the United States knowingly engaged in acts that would, for any other citizen, warrant indictment…that’s the ball game.