UPDATED 8:22 AM PT — Monday, July 22, 2019
House Republicans are planning to take a measured approach when they get the chance to question former special counsel Robert Mueller. According to reports, many GOP members on the House Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee are looking to be less combative as seen in past hearings.
Instead, some congressmen plan on asking questions which reinforce the fact that Mueller did not bring charges against President Trump or any new indictments against members of his 2016 campaign. They also plan to ask him about the use of the Steele dossier to gain FISA warrants, the Strzok-Page bias scandal, and when he found out there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
“The indictment alleges that they use sophisticated cyber techniques to hack into computers and networks used by the Clinton campaign. They stole private information and then released that information through fake online identities and through the organization WikiLeaks. The releases were designed and timed to interfere with our election and to damage a presidential candidate.”
— Robert Mueller, former special counsel
Meanwhile, Mueller’s hearing will be a make-or-break moment for Democrats, who have struggled to gain the upper hand on the Russia narrative as many of their investigations regarding the Mueller report have gone nowhere.