Rep. Matt Gaetz was the first Republican at the Mueller hearing to go directly after Special Counsel Bob Mueller for not explaining why he never looked at the massive evidence that Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party was behind the Russia collusion hoax.
Gaetz read from the Mueller report about the Steele Dossier’s accusation that there was “extensive evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin,” and then asked Mueller, “Did Russians really tell that to Christopher Steele or did he just make it all up and lie to the FBI?”
When Mueller refused to answer by saying it was “beyond my purview,” Gaetz tore into him.
“No, it is exactly your purview, Director Mueller, and here’s why. Only one of two things is possible, right? Either Steele made this whole thing up, and there were never any Russians telling him of this vast criminal conspiracy that you didn’t find … or Russians lied to Steele. Now, if Russians were lying to Steele to undermine our confidence in our duly elected president, that would seem to be precisely your purview because you stated in your opening that the organizing principle was to fully and thoroughly investigate Russia’s interference.
“But you weren’t interested in whether or not Russians were interfering through Christopher Steele, and if Steele was lying then you should have charged him with lying like you charged a variety of other people, but you say nothing about this in your report.”
Gaetz also nailed Mueller for the hypocrisy of writing extensively about the Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and members of the Trump campaign, but ignoring the fact that the same Russian lawyer met with a de facto representative of the Clinton campaign both the day before and the day after the Trump Tower meeting.
You can watch Gaetz grilling Mueller here:
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2 Replies to “Three cheers for Matt Gaetz! Mueller didn’t know what hit him!”
I hope Mueller ends his days in prison.
“Viva La Resistance” indeed! Go Get’em Gaetz!