McClintock Questions And Criticizes Mueller In Hearing
Washington, DC — Mother Lode Congressman Tom McClintock spent five minutes questioning special counsel Robert Mueller about the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
McClintock is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, of which Mueller is testifying this morning.
McClintock questioned why parts of a phone conversation between attorneys for Michael Flynn and President Trump’s lawyer John Dowd were edited, and why the report failed to mention that Konstantin Kiliminik, a Russian and Ukrainian political consultant, and associate of Paul Manafort, was also a US state department intelligence source.
Mueller was guarded in his response wording, and did not directly answer the questions.
McClintock, a Republican, argued, “It is starting to look like, having desperately tried and failed to make a legal case against the President, you made a political case instead. You put it in a paper sack, lit it on fire, dropped it on our porch, rang the doorbell, and ran.”
To which Mueller responded, “I don’t think that you reviewed a report that is as thorough, as fair, and as consistent, as the report that we have in front of us.”
You can read the special counsel’s full report by clicking here.