Robert Mueller left Democrats across the country shocked when his Russia investigation cleared President Trump of any wrongdoing.
But as Democrats gear up to drag Mueller to Congress later this month to testify to Congress, a new development could put their plans in jeopardy.
And it’s all because William Barr dropped one major surprise on Mueller that he never saw coming.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller stunned the country when his two-year investigation ended in almost no dirt on President Donald Trump.
The Russia investigation was supposed to be the key thing to take down the President, and instead Democrats had almost nothing to show for it.
But rather than move on, Democrats in Congress decided to draw out the Mueller investigation as much as possible.
So they’re hauling back Mueller to testify to Congress this month.
The strategy Nancy Pelosi and her friends are running with is that if they can get Mueller to speak to Congress, they may be able to get something, anything, to attack the President with.
Even if it’s just a 30-second sound bite of Mueller saying something bad about the President, Democrats are hoping that they will walk away from this meeting with a new angle to hit the President on.
But they may never get the chance.
It’s all because the Justice Department is working to make sure Democrats don’t get the Congressional testimony they were pushing for.
Reuters reports, “The Justice Department is trying to prevent two former members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team from testifying behind closed doors as Mueller prepares for a public appearance before lawmakers next week, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.”
“The department said last week it opposed testimony by Aaron Zebley and James Quarles before the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, a senior congressional official told the newspaper. A Justice Department official confirmed the account and had instructed the men not to appear, the paper said.”
William Barr is once again proving to be a major thorn in Nancy Pelosi’s side.
Not only has he stopped her attempts to undermine the President’s efforts to secure the border and build a wall, but he’s also beaten her on the Mueller report too.
If Barr can keep Mueller’s staff from testifying to Congress, it would be a major blow to Pelosi’s standing as Speaker of the House.
And Barr isn’t without reason to stop the testimony from happening either.
He knows this isn’t a real hearing.
This is simply an orchestrated hit job on the President.
Democrats who want to hold the hearing aren’t interested in getting to the bottom of the Russia investigation. After all, they’ve already been presented with Mueller’s findings.
Rather, they’re seeking to simply find anything to use from these meetings to attack the President with.
And Barr isn’t about to let that happen.
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