California Rep. Ted Lieu said Thursday he believes that “somebody got to” Robert Mueller to force the former special counsel to correct his testimony about his obstruction investigation of President Donald Trump.
Lieu, a Democrat, offered up the unfounded conspiracy theory in an interview on CNN when asked about an exchange he had Wednesday with Mueller during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
During their exchange, Mueller gave would-be bombshell testimony that the reason he did not indict Trump for obstructing the Russia probe was because of a Justice Department office of legal counsel opinion that prohibits indicting sitting presidents.
“The reason again that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?” Lieu asked Mueller in the hearing.
“That is correct,” Mueller said.
But before Democrats could celebrate too much, Mueller corrected his testimony when he appeared hours later before the House Intelligence Committee for a second round of testimony about his Russia investigation.
“Now before we go to questions, I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning,” Mueller began in his opening remarks.
“I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said, and I quote, ‘you didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.’”
“That is not the correct way to say it,” he said, adding, “as we say in the report, and as I said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”
Though Lieu implied that Mueller was coerced into issuing a false correction, Mueller’s revised statement was in line with what his 448-page report said about the decision regarding the obstruction investigation.
Lieu suggested to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Mueller issued the correction because of outside pressure.
“[Y]ou say Mueller fully understood your question. Doesn’t Mueller’s correction, which he later provided, prove otherwise?” Blitzer asked.
“This is what’s so odd about that exchange. Special counsel Robert Mueller agreed that the OLC opinion prevented a sitting president from being indicted, and then the Republican member after me asked him a series of questions to try to get him to walk it back, and he did not do that.”
“And then it wasn’t until there was a recess with the Intel committee that he started to walk some of it back,” said Lieu.
“I don’t know who got to him. I don’t know who talked to him, but that was very odd, what he did.”
Blitzer asked Lieu, “What are you suggesting?”
“Are you saying he only did that because of pressure from someone?”
“I don’t know,” said Lieu, “but he clearly answered the way he answered to me, and then he had numerous times to walk that back by the next Republican member who asked him a series of questions on the exact same issue trying to get him to walk it back.”
Mueller was shaky throughout his six-plus-hours of testimony on Wednesday. He at times appeared unable to remember basic facts about his investigation, and also could not remember which president appointed him to his first U.S. attorney job.
Queen AOC Suffers Major Setback – Her New York Buddy Declared Victory, But She Concedes Months Later
AOC celebrated her victory weeks ago, but the floor just dropped out!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just can’t get a win on her record—even her latest win just flipped on her into a big loss.
Not long ago, AOC celebrated with a fellow far-left Queens politician over a narrow primary victory. She even tweeted about it.
“We meet a machine with a movement.”
Uh, whatever that means. But she was responded to the assumed victory of her buddy, Tiffany Caban.
Apparently, before all the votes were tallied, these leftists were taking a victory lap.
Oo! Not so fast, AOC.
From Daily Wire:
Tiffany Cabán, the far-left candidate for Queens D.A., has lost the race for the Democratic nomination to Melinda Katz after a seven-week battle.
Cabán, who was backed by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), conceded the race on Tuesday night after she previously claimed that she won and Ocasio-Cortez appeared to acknowledge a similar false claim on Twitter.
Ouch. I guess the machine beat back this “movement”! Must be painful for AOC to be wrong about… well, everything.
This woman got her nomination by promising to abolish ICE. Um, hey AOC, how’s that working out?
She tried to push a radical, idiotic Green New Deal that has been mocked by Democrats and Republicans alike.
AOC also tanked a huge deal between Amazon and New York, costing jobs and billions of dollars.
She lost her war of words with Trump and Nancy Pelosi. Now her far-left buddy lost her primary race to an establishment Democrat.
Seems like AOC backs all the wrong horses, all the time.
What’s truly amazing is AOC and Caban just assumed victory, before all the votes were counted. They claimed this was a win for the far-left corner of the Democrats.
I guess after watching AOC humiliate herself over the last year, voters changed their minds. They rejected her ally, picking instead a traditional candidate.
Hmm… but I’m sure AOC won’t learn from this and start carrying herself with some humility and respect.
Maybe Queens should just hold a recall election today and get her out of Congress for good!
SHARE to tell AOC she’s the next politician to go!
Source: Daily Wire
Baltimore Sun Attacks Trump Supporter For Cleaning Up Streets of West Baltimore
“Whatever he says his motives were, Scott Presler’s presence in Baltimore reinforces the tired image that the poor people in this city can’t take care of their own neighborhoods,” and with that the Baltimore Sun kicked a gift horse right in the mouth.
Scott Pressler a Trump supporter was driven to action by the feud between Trump and Elijah Cummings. Scott gather over 170 non-political volunteers and cleaned up a section of the decrepit West Baltimore.
Instead of getting thanks the local paper ripped him for it, which again exposes the symbiotic relationship between the Dems and the media. The Sun wrote:
“It made for good photos, compelling videos and catchy Twitter hashtags. A group of conservatives rolled their pickup trucks into one of West Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods Monday for a cleanup day.
Loaded down with trash bags and shovels, they cleared alleyways of old tires, food containers, paper and other debris. They pulled up weeds and cut away overgrown grass. The group posted before and after pictures on social media showing their progress.
The effort was organized by pro-Trump activist Scott Presler. He claimed the event was not political.
Yes, he was inspired to come by tweets from President Donald Trump describing the area, represented by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, as a “rodent infested mess.” But the visit wasn’t about showing support or animosity for either man, he said. Call us skeptical.”
They go on bashing Scott until they make a startling admission:
“Whatever he says his motives were, Mr. Presler’s presence in Baltimore reinforces the tired image of our failing urban cores.
That the poor people in this dilapidated city can’t take care of their own neighborhoods and all the public officials around them have failed as well. The bureaucratic, all-talk Democrats strike again.
If a crowd of volunteers could clean up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours, how incompetent and helpless must Baltimoreans be if they can’t manage it in decades, right?”
Correct. The message is not political but economic – what in hell are the Dems doing in these communities?
Sister Of El Paso Victim Calls Dems Pure Evil For Snubbing Trump Today
Beto O’Rourke and Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar both stunned the political world when they trashed Trump in the wake of the El Paso tragedy and told him he was not welcome.
It was ugly politics – Beto needs to salvage his flailing campaign and seized the moment while Veronica wants the spotlight and all that it can bring – money, fame, etc.
Veronica even tried to explain away he behavior saying Trump didn’t have time to talk to her on the phone before (she was planning on blasting him and cornering him) so she would snub his visit.
No care for the people, just for themselves. Enter Vibora (Deborah) Anchondo, a sister to a victim of the El Paso tragedy who destroyed the hapless Dems.
She wrote on Facebook: “It’s such a shame that two of our local politicians (I refuse to say their names as they don’t deserve it) are saying that our President is not welcome on Wednesday.”
“I cannot believe how these monsters are using the tragic event to push their political agenda.”
“I lost my brother and sister-in-law on Saturday. My family and I are living a horrible nightmare. The visit from our President will be more than comforting to my family. He will not be here for a political agenda.”
“The two monsters from El Paso, who do not deserve to be mentioned by name nor even the nicknames I have for them, are just pure evil.”
“My brother’s body was still laying at Walmart on Saturday night when they decided to make this into a political issue and push their agenda by blaming our President for this.”
“Rather than focusing on the situation and the individual who destroyed the lives of many, these evil people selfishly turned this into a political war. ”
“I’m equally as angered by those two as I am with the person who took my brother and his wife from me, typing this I think I feel more animosity towards those two evil politicians.” – Deborah.