House Democrats are facing a daunting challenge this week — goading Robert Mueller into offering testimony that could irreparably damage Donald Trump’s presidency.
In the three months since the conclusion of the former special counsel’s investigation, Democrats have struggled to use Mueller’s 448-page report to stoke a public outcry against the president’s conduct, despite evidence that Trump sought to thwart the probe.
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And on Wednesday, they’ll be up against a witness who didn’t want to testify in the first place — he had to be subpoenaed — and one who, over more than a decade of regular Capitol Hill testimony, has mastered the art of the dodge. For those reasons, Democrats are already downplaying expectations for the blockbuster hearings.
Still, when Mueller testifies for three hours before the House Judiciary Committee and two hours before the House Intelligence Committee, Democrats are expected to press Mueller to state that he might have charged Trump with obstruction of justice were he not the occupant of the Oval Office.
For the Democrats who want to see Trump impeached, that’s the whole ballgame — and a moment that could see Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) re-think her opposition to launching a formal impeachment inquiry
House Democrats want Robert Mueller to help build a case against Trumphttps://t.co/w0jBJERbDr
— POLITICO (@politico) July 21, 2019
NEW: Democrats will spend five hours Wednesday trying to get Mueller to say something he has avoided saying so far: That if Trump weren’t President, he would likely have been charged with obstruction. A look ahead w/ @AndrewDesiderio. https://t.co/SkKTlASENK
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) July 21, 2019
Dems have struggled to use Mueller’s report to stoke a public outcry against Trump’s conduct. And on Wednesday they’ll be up against a witness who didn’t want to testify in the first place. For those reasons & more, it’ll be tough to elicit damaging info. https://t.co/IRsDAbu3cm
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) July 21, 2019
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