Everything in Robert Mueller’s investigation led up to this moment.
The special counsel will be put on the spot and forced to show his cards.
And Mueller may end up behind bars because of this one question.
Robert Mueller’s final report was a 400-page character assassination dressed up as the findings of a legitimate investigation.
Americans now know that Mueller failed to find any evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government and failed to make a determination on obstruction of justice.
But since the entire goal of the Mueller probe was to lay the groundwork for impeachment, special counsel Mueller could not submit a report admitting that the entire investigation was based on a hoax.
So he stretched his investigation into possible obstruction of justice which made up Volume II of his report.
In this section, Mueller laid out ten episodes which he and his team of Democrat prosecutors had argued could be grounds for an obstruction of justice charge.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn played a starring role in this section.
McGahn spoke with Mueller’s team for 30 hours and fed Mueller information about his private interactions with the President.
One key event the Mueller report centered on was McGahn claiming President Trump had ordered him to direct Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to remove Mueller as special counsel.
This – and other testimony provided by McGahn – was presented in the report as devastating information.
But there was one problem.
McGahn also told the special counsel and his investigators that he did not believe President Trump’s actions represented obstruction of justice.
But Mueller and his rogue gallery of anti-Trump prosecutors refused to include that one key detail in the report.
The New York Times exclusively reported:
The White House made one of the requests to Mr. McGahn’s lawyer, William A. Burck, before the Mueller report was released publicly but after the Justice Department gave a copy to Mr. Trump’s lawyers in the preceding days. Reading the report, the president’s lawyers saw that Mr. Mueller left out that Mr. McGahn had told investigators that he believed the president never obstructed justice. Mr. Burck had told them months earlier about his client’s belief on the matter and that he had shared it with investigators.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee immediately demanded bringing Mueller before the committee so he could testify about his report and his March 27 letter to Attorney General William Barr complaining that the media coverage of his summary was not negative enough.
Mueller’s appearance has the potential to backfire, though.
Republicans on the committee will surely grill the special counsel about why he turned in a deceptive and misleading report and omitted the testimony that proved the President’s innocence.
As Mueller well knows, lying to Congress is a crime—so if he tries to evade answering this question or denies the Times’ account—he could very well find himself in legal jeopardy.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.