House Democrats step in it by subpoenaing Robert Mueller

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June 26, 2019

Breaking news in a week that promises to be full of breaking news: In what surely will be a case of “Be careful what you wish for,” Democrats Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Adam “Shifty” Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced Tuesday night that special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify in a public hearing on Wednesday, July 17, after being subpoenaed to appear.

Nadler and Schiff said in their statement, “Americans have demanded to hear directly from the special counsel, so they can understand what he and his team examined.”

News flash:  Plenty of Americans are not demanding this at all –-- in fact, they’re more than ready to be done with this and for Mueller to go away (as he is supposed to) –- but it’s obvious why Democrats are salivating at the thought of Mueller testifying. They want to get him on the record saying that the reason he made no decision on a case for “obstruction” was that a sitting President can’t be indicted. Two problems with that: 1) Mueller told Barr, repeatedly, in front of witnesses, in response to Barr’s specific question that this was not the case; and 2) Republican committee members have plenty of questions THEY will take the opportunity to ask.

Here are just a few possibilities: “Mr. Mueller, since it can be demonstrated that you HAD to have known early on that there was nothing to the Trump/Russia “collusion” story, why did you continue with the investigation and keep pushing at Trump’s attorneys to try to get him to testify in person?” And, “Why did you decide to include that line about not exonerating the President, when that’s not what a prosecutor does and the whole idea runs afoul of our Constitution and justice system?” Also, (my personal favorite), “If you were really so concerned about Russian interference, Mr. Mueller, why did you waste time on unrelated process crimes? Why did you not instead request that the scope of your investigation be enlarged to include the role of Hillary, the DNC and Fusion GPS in the use of foreign spies linked to Russia to create the outrageous ‘dossier’?”

It’s too bad that Trump attorney Jay Sekulow can’t be in the room to question Mueller, because he’s come up with a great one: “How did Peter Strzok’s phone, when it was turned in to the special counsel’s office [after he was dropped from the team] get wiped out and nobody kept a record of what was on it? How is that even possible?” Well, I’ll bet somebody asks that!

Pam Bondi also has a really solid one: “The second you knew that information about how that FISA warrant was obtained, by false information --- and [you] knew it --- why did you not go back to that court? You had an obligation as the chief prosecutor on this case, an ethical and moral obligation to take it back to the FISA court and [you] did not do that as far as we know.”

We know Mueller would have been aware from almost the beginning that the Steele “dossier” was a ridiculous hoax because Andrew Weissmann, his right-hand man, was briefed on it in 2016. He was hired to be on Mueller’s team several months into 2017. And then it was only a couple of months later when he found out about the Strzok-Page texts, which revealed what they’d been up to at the FBI. Yet never mind that; it was full-speed ahead with the “investigation.”

Mueller will likely try to present reasons why he can’t answer certain questions (“That information remains classified...” or “My answers must be confined to what is in the report...”) while offering the Democrats what they want. That will really make this hearing look like the kangaroo court it is. This new bit of theater is not going to turn out well for him –- any more than that press conference of his did, during which he appeared quite shaky and didn’t answer ANY questions –- or for those legal geniuses, Nadler and Schiff, who subpoenaed him. They are so overcome with Trump-hatred and delusions of power that they can’t see it.

Rep. Mark Meadows, who no doubt will be loaded for bear that day with some powerful questions for Mueller –- says Nadler and Schiff broke House rules with this and that he’s not even sure if it’s a valid subpoena when it comes from two separate committees with two separate jurisdictions. “Bob Mueller better be prepared,” Meadows said on Tuesday’s THE INGRAHAM ANGLE, 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.”

Speaking of rules, Alan Dershowitz pointed out that it’s against Justice Department “rules and traditions” for Mueller to testify at all about the report. As a prosecutor, he is bound to submit his report and never to say a word about it beyond that. By subpoenaing him, Nadler and Schiff are making him break the rules. But what do the Democrats care about rules? (Hard to believe Dershowitz can still be a Democrat after all this.)

Robert Mueller agrees to testify before joint House panel July 17 after subpoena, Nadler and Schiff announce


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Chad Pergram: Media coverage of Mueller testimony will be 'off the Richter scale'

Something else is brewing this week: Investigative reporter John Solomon will have more breaking news tomorrow, as he has finally received the documents relating to former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power’s massive unmasking of American names caught up in the FBI’s foreign surveillance. These names would otherwise have remained redacted. Some names, like “Michael Flynn,” were not only unmasked but were illegally leaked to the press. We’ve been wondering for a long time why on earth someone who normally would have nothing to do with this would want to unmask these names.

Solomon said he’d need another day to go through all the documents on Power, but he reported Tuesday night on HANNITY that he’s already seeing the same kind of anti-Trump bias in her official State Department emails and text messages that we’ve seen from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page at the FBI. Big surprise.

We had the story yesterday about the rush at the end of Obama’s second term to expand the number of agencies that could have access to raw intelligence. I assume that includes all those unredacted names. If that’s the case, then this is a perfect example of how various activities within the "deep state" worked synergistically to damage Donald Trump and those associated with him.

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  • Edward Lester

    06/28/2019 09:36 AM

    It will be interesting to see if "we the people" can pick up on the massive illegality of the whole hoax investigation.

  • Don Chenault

    06/27/2019 04:16 PM

    Do not under estimate the dimm/communist machine...I am concerned that the dimm cabal (which includes mueller and some rinos) will roll the repubs on the committees as well as Pres Trump legal team... hope i am wrong.. clintons have skated for years... how many individuals were held accountable when repubs were in majority in house, senate, and had white house... Answer---- NONE

  • Waylon Bush

    06/27/2019 02:20 PM

    So, I guess that all that comes from this malfeasance is simply to be exposed. So far, that is all that it has been. "...full of sound and fury signifying nothing."

  • Gale Schmidt

    06/27/2019 11:28 AM

    I used to think kremocrats were just a bunch of turds, but they've turned into venomous snakes with a real attitude! Thank you Mike, for sorting out the fly spots from the pepper!

  • TomLarson

    06/27/2019 10:43 AM

    How much of the testimony will the general public will be made readily available? There are a lot of questions that the public NEEDS to consider that has been selectively omitted from public view. I HOPE the opportunity is afforded ALL of America to know what has occurred “behind closed doors”!

  • Oscar Williams

    06/27/2019 10:17 AM

    TIGER BY THE TAIL! This charade is going to lose the remaining intelligent Democrats for the 2020 elections. I guess the Dems are trying to each be the LAST one the crocodile eats. Let the games 'REGIN'!

  • Dawn Street

    06/27/2019 09:27 AM

    I am sick of Mueller's craggy face all over the news. I don't understand why he is agreeing to this. He said that was it. All over... no more talking. And that was a piss poor report at best. I used to write court reports and narratives. I would never have signed off on anything like that. It was terrible.

  • CHARLES DONNEBERG

    06/26/2019 08:13 PM

    You ask how, fill in the blank....or why the hatred....

    I think of Acts 6 & 7... Stephen falsely accused... asked are these things so??? For 51 verses in Chapter 7,he tells them what is so... The Council of the Sanhedrin (70+) were cut to the quick... they stopped up their ears. They were unhinged. They ALL rushed upon Stephen with one impulse and stoned him as he looked Heavenward and saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God saying "do not hold this against them"...

    All that to say this, what a contrast between those who are FULL of anger vs one FULL of the Spirit.

    One final thought... Hebrews tells us Jesus was seated at the Right Hand of God. Here we Jesus standing. Could it be we are assured if you stand up for Jesus He will stand up for you....

    All that to say this...what a contrast

  • william fuhrer

    06/26/2019 07:37 PM

    President Trump is a Capitalist. JOKE : Who is the last person in the world that would help Trump get elected? punchline PUTIN

  • Patti McDermott

    06/26/2019 07:05 PM

    No one wants hear a compromised biased person who knew this was an illegal surveillance of the President elect by using a bought fake story paid for by Hillary! This another distraction to keep the Light from shining out their corruption and illegal activities!

  • rodney burke

    06/26/2019 06:38 PM

    Can we say legally and morally blind? man I want Meadows coming out swinging a 40 ounce BB bat. I'd Like to see the following also there; Jordan, Nunes, Gaetz and Trey Gowdy. As Dan Bongino said today, "This is gonna blow up in their faces." he called Nadler incompetent and we all know, Schiff is leaky, and a liar. i am hoping it does blow up in their faces. maybe the DOJ will show some spine as Dershowitz says and follow DOJ rules and regs. Anyway this is gonna be a circus. and if Repubs get equal time, Mueller is about to be humiliated...on the record for all of America to read. I could be wrong but I think this debacle will e recorded on C-Span. Mueller is about to be discredited to the max and he doesn't know it yet or doesn't care.

  • Joe Wilkerson

    06/26/2019 06:01 PM

    I call shifty schiff "the
    weasel". as he sure looks one. I hope Mueller is so tired of this crap that he embarrasses these two badly along with a few others I can think of. I really do.

    A couple of more things, (1) on the Eric Trump spitting assault, it was a bad decision for him to not file assault charges against this woman. It just encourages more like her. I am very afraid that there is going to be a lot of trouble at this years voting polls. Some people are not going to put up with what's been being put up with. (2) I wonder how many would head to Canada today rathe than be drafted? Only God can truly save America now either by the rapture or some national calamity.

  • Marshall Suttles

    06/26/2019 05:14 PM

    Makes no sense for Mueller to re-say what Mueller said in his 450 page report, and again in his pitiful talk to the Demomedia! It all has only one purpose: Stretch it out to get rid of Donald Trump in 2020!!

    I pray that our President will bombard the electorate with what the Socialist Democrats have done for 3+ years to our country! Technology makes it possible to clearly reveal their treasonous actions and their attempted "Blue Coup" to a duly elected President! Shame, Shame, Shame on the whole bunch of Rats!

  • Jerry Korba

    06/26/2019 05:09 PM

    For people who have followed the corrupt Obama Administration and yes the things he had done brought a total dislike for him thats putting it mildly for trying to ruin this country and enabling other countries to terrorize the free world. I hope he gets what should be coming a life sentence in prison or I would like to watch his judgement day. 1 other thing why the media is blasting what is going on the border we the tax payer do not want to spend our money for people that come here ILLEGALLY are we sure the country wants these people on the sidewalks driving cars have not been vaccinated cannot read the english signs do know our laws what's legal in Central America is not Legal here and the Media is blaming the American people for Congress's refusal to fix or help in any way Anti American media you do look like a enemy of America along with the the Left Congress if you can ;show me your not!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • joseph orsini PhD

    06/26/2019 05:00 PM

    AFFORDABLE HOUSING is a big deal in CA and some other places. My question:

    What would happen to this need if all of the ILLEGALS were GONE?

  • CARMEN PRICE

    06/26/2019 04:44 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Why do we need to change the $20 dollar bill? It is just fine the way it is............I have never heard of Harriett Tubman and had to look her up. But I don't think we need to make any money changes just to appease some Democrat!
    Further, let's stop talking about the "Mueller Report" etc. and move on with work in Congress, oh no, they can't do that. But think about it and I think Hannity mentioned it, all the talk and the want for more hearings, just make the Dumbocrats look worse by every day!
    Give Sarah my best, as you already know (and you certainly raised her right) she is the best, I really liked your interview with her last weekend.
    Big Hug
    Carmen Price
    Reno, NV

  • David Colonna

    06/26/2019 04:00 PM

    Mike,
    Here we go again the corrupt Alabama SHERIFF is in town, Robert lying and evil Mueller. Nadper and Schiff should be locked up on the Looney farm, along with the rest of the liberal Democrats. Mueller's testimony will be as bad as Stacy Abrams testifying of voter fraud in GA. When Stacy registered a bunch of supposed voters with wrong addresses, incorrect Social Security numbers and folks who moved out of the state. Stacy Abrams and her volunteers also pushed voters to vote in the election as proxy voters to create havoc election night. I also saw an Obama lover couple snickering in line and when we got up to vote they both were sent an Absentee ballot so I think they were trying to vote twice or also drive a proxy vote to cause havoc on the results . It truly is amazing how corrupt all liberal Democrats are these days. Why do we have such evil actions by the Democratic party, they have always been a little more corrupt in past, but today they take the cake on how bad they are!

  • Ronald Besse

    06/26/2019 03:53 PM

    I wish former Rep. Gowdy was one of the one's asking questions of Mueller. I have watched him many times and he is great at either getting to the truth or at the very least making the interviewee look foolish.

  • Thomas Colaluca

    06/26/2019 03:36 PM

    when is some one going to jail??!!

  • Robbie Mize

    06/26/2019 03:31 PM

    I certainly hope that our Republican house members will get their fair turn and a fair shake of answers. But I am not holding my breath.

  • Janet logan

    06/26/2019 03:23 PM

    Is it smart to give Mueller hypotheticals? Won’t that help him prepare his answers? I’ll sure the republicans will do a good job but I wish Trey Gowdy was still there. I’ll bet he will give the republicans some good questions to ask

  • Beverley J Martin

    06/26/2019 03:02 PM

    Do they expect him to be TRUTHFUL ???

  • Andrew Burk

    06/26/2019 02:20 PM

    There is NO way ANY investigation of this topic can be considered serious without going all the way back to the DNC server. We have absolute PROOF that it was hacked, yet the Democrats have absolutely no interest in allowing anyone to investigate! Why is that? What would that reveal? What are they hiding it? And, MOST importantly, in a time when we are all concerned about this exact thing (foreign interference) WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO HIDE THAT COMPUTER??????

  • Mark Spositi

    06/26/2019 02:17 PM

    This American thinks we should demand the Democrats stop this nonsense! They are irresponsibly wasting millions of tax dollars to create smoke screens plain and simple. I’m sick and tired of the Democrat circus!

    Regarding immigration they are simultaneously playing arsonist and fireman! They kill off future population of Americans through abortion and then cry we need more people to justify open borders. Is this not a form of genocide and replacement to get absolute control of the nation?