Jerry Nadler said Sunday that Robert Mueller's relapse on his reasoning not to accuse Donald Trump is just a & # 39; careful & # 39; way was not to say what his reports prove – that the president has committed a crime.
& # 39; He was very careful not to say what the report makes clear when you read the report: he thinks it is unfair to say that the president will be accused if there cannot be a lawsuit because of the ministry rule of Justice & Judiciary, the judiciary told Sunday CNN & # 39; s Jake Tapper.
During his hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Mueller said that the reason his team did not sue Trump because of the directive of the judiciary preventing that measure.
& # 39; I would like to ask you again for the reason that you did not sue Donald Trump because of Office of Legal Counsel's opinion that you cannot sue a sitting president, correct? & # 39; Congressman Ted Lieu asked the former special counsel.
& # 39; That's right, & # 39; Mueller replied.
Judicial President Jerry Nadler (photo) said Robert Mueller's testimony on Wednesday was very careful not to say explicitly what he thinks the report of the former special council proves
Nadler made it clear that he was not worried that Mueller would return to his reasoning because he did not accuse Donald Trump of a crime
& # 39; He was very careful not to say what the report makes clear when you read the report, & # 39; Nadler claimed of the testimony last week
However, at the start of the next House Intelligence Committee hearing, Mueller clarified that answer during his opening statement.
& # 39; Before we go to questions, I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning. I wanted to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu who said, and I quote: & # 39; You did not accuse the president for the OLC opinion. & # 39; That's not the right way to say it, & Mueller said at the end of his opening statement.
& # 39; As we say in the report and as I said in my opening, we have not decided whether the President has committed a crime & he said.
Although many Democrats saw the first remark as a victory, Nadler, the chairman of the judicial committee, did not seem surprised by Mueller's backlash.
Hij He did not make a decision just because he thought – and he said this in the report – he found it unfair to the president to say he was guilty of, or lack of guilt for, a crime when the president did not himself “could defend in a trial that would not take place because he could not be charged because of the decision of the Justice Department,” said Nadler.
& # 39; If he had not been the president, he would be charged with those crimes, & # 39; he went on
At the hearing of the judiciary, Mueller told Rep. Ted Lieu that it was correct to say that he did not accuse Trump of a crime, because it was against the long-standing protocol of the Ministry of Justice to sue a sitting president
In his testimony before the intelligence commission, Mueller said that that statement was incorrect and that Trump was not charged because the investigation found insufficient evidence that the president was guilty of a crime
After the hearing of more than three hours on Wednesday, the Judicial Committee has still not voted on whether or not to recommend Congress to initiate an investigation into deposition.
Nadler said that as a representative from New York, he feels that Trump deserves to be relieved of his position, but admitted that his personal opinion was not sufficient to bring about a rebellion against the president.
& # 39; My personal opinion is that he deserved generous accusation, & # 39; said Nadler. & # 39; He has committed many unassailable violations. He broke the law six ways until Sunday. But that is not the question. The question is whether we can develop sufficient evidence to present the Ameicna people? & # 39;
Nadler and other democrats claim that Mueller's 448-page report proves that Trump has impeded justice, and claims that this is a reason to start the accusation procedure.
On the contrary, Attorney General Bill Barr, Trump and other Republicans have claimed since the report was completed at the end of March that it will completely indemnify the President from all crimes.
Nadler says a congressman from New York, he believes that Trump deserves to be deposed, but admittedly as the judiciary needs more evidence to be collected to start an investigation
While many Americans, inclined to be both Republican and Democrat, felt that Mueller's testimony would not yield any new information, Nadler said he did not regret calling the former Special Counsel for a full day of Capitol Hill hearings.
& # 39; I think it was very important that he testify, & # 39; Nadler said to ABC's George Stephenapoulos on Sunday, adding that he helped the & # 39; lie & # 39; to break that Trump and Barr had repeated.
Mueller said for his testimony that he would not speak outside of the investigation and what was found in the report – making many feel that the hearing was a waste of time.
& # 39; Since his report was issued, the Attorney General and the President misrepresented that report, lied to the American people, said the report said – no collusion, no obstruction found, and the president acquitted completely. Now all those three statements are lies, & Nadler continued.
& # 39; It was very important for Mueller to get there and say that and say that the report discovered that the Russians – remember the heart of it – the Russians attacked our elections and tried to influence our elections to help Trump choose, & # 39; he said.
Muller announced on May 29 that he officially closed the special law firm and resigned from the DOJ. He also said that everyone should take the report as his late word on the issue.
He agreed to appear before Congress after being confronted with the possibility of a congress summonsed for his testimony.
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