Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators are not sure whether they should testify before Congress, media reports say. And if they agree to testify, it is still a subject of debate how much of that testimony would be in public, – reports newsmax.com
Chris Cillizza, CNN Politics reporter and Editor-at-Large, in his analysis posted Wednesday, claimed that Mueller is the only one person in the country who could shed light on issues covered by the 22-months long investigation, including whether US President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Cillizza wrote that “The special counsel’s team has expressed the notion that Mueller does not want to appear political after staying behind the scenes for two years and not speaking as he conducted his investigation into President Donald Trump.”
In his article Cilliza has also claimed that “It’s possible that the whole he-doesn’t-want-to-be-political thing is simply cover for Mueller’s discomfort with answering some questions that he knows would be coming his way from lawmakers,” including such questions as “Why didn’t you offer a recommendation on obstruction of justice? If there had been no precedent that a sitting president can’t be indicted, would you have charged Trump? Did Barr mislead the public about your conclusions in his initial four-page topline letter to Congress?”
According to the report by Mueller, Trump did not collude with Russians, but the report does not clearly state that president obstructed justice, therefore the decision whether or not to charge Trump had been left to Attorney General William Barr to make. Barr concluded that evidence in the report was not enough to launch a prosecution. Now the main thing Democrats want to hear from Mueller and his team when they testify is whether or not president Trump should be charged with obstruction of justice.
Robert Mueller has earlier said that whatever discussions covering issues beyond the report should be “held behind closed doors.”
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