Republican congressman Devin Nunes claims that former Special Counselor Robert Mueller did not write the long-awaited report of the Russian interference investigation in the 2016 presidential election & # 39;
During an interview with Fox news, Nunes, a prominent member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that after Mueller's testimony to Congress on Wednesday: & # 39; It is clear that Mueller did not write the report & # 39; that popularly bears his name.
Nunes then said that he and, presumably, other Republicans believe that there were & # 39; five or six lawyers involved & # 39; when writing the 448 page & # 39; s report and that they are still trying to explain & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Congressman Devin Nunes (photo) said it was clear that Mueller did not write the report & # 39; during an interview with Fox News Sunday
Nunes seems to have based his statement on the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller (photo) refused to answer many questions from Republicans during his testimony
Nunes seems to have based his statement on the fact that Mueller refused to answer republican questions that dispute various aspects of the two-year investigation, while largely repeating what was already revealed in the report when answering questions from Democrats.
According to Nunes, Mueller & # 39; s reluctance to say something that had not been recorded in the long document indicated to him that & # 39; one of the most important takeaways is that we still have no Russians & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We do not know who the Russians were who allegedly cooperated with the Trump campaign. Why? Because they weren't there, and that's what we said two and a half years ago, & # 39; Nunes added.
Nunes said there is actual evidence that Democrats are conspiring with Russians, but & # 39; clearly Mueller and his team of lawyers and 40 investigators and $ 40 million have not bothered to look for those Russians & # 39 ;.
In addition, he said the Mueller team did not interview any apparently important people who fueled the investigation, including General Michael Flynn's supposed Russian girlfriend.
Nunes said he and others suspect that there were & # 39; five or six lawyers involved & # 39; when writing the report of 448 pages, of which he does not believe Mueller (photo Wednesday) wrote
Nunes (pictured with Donald Trump shaking hands in 2018) said that & # 39; one of the most important takeaways & # 39; Mueller's testimony is that we still have no Russians who can be proven to have cooperated with the Trump campaign
Nunes also mentioned that the committee was also trying to figure out & # 39; when the FBI really started investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election because & # 39; it is clear that the FBI did not open the investigation on July 31 & # 39 ;, as said 2016, because & # 39; That is in the paperwork. & # 39;
& # 39; What we are trying to figure out is when the FBI really started conducting the investigation, what kind of processes they were using, what the predicate was, because it really looks like they were spying on the Trump campaign, & # 39; said Nunes. .
All in all, Nunes said that Mueller's testimony & # 39; many questions and not many answers on Wednesday & # 39; has left behind.
During his testimony, Muller refused or postponed nearly 200 questions from committee members because he refused to speculate, was unable to detail the internal deliberations of the Ministry of Justice and was instructed not to address specific issues.
Sometimes Mueller, 74, stumbled during answers and asked quickly speaking legislators to repeat page citations and repeat their questions. He sometimes had to search the hearing room to find people.
Although his standard answer was to say that problems were outside his mandate, he sometimes did not seem to remember specific information.
& # 39; What do you read about? & # 39; he asked a member, Rep. James Sensenbrenner. & # 39; I am reading my question, & # 39; said the Republican legislator in Wisconsin.
When interrogated by Republican representative Steve Chabot, Mueller did not immediately become acquainted with political intelligence company Fusion GPS, a major player in the wake of the Steele Dossier, and a concern of President Trump and GOP critics of the Mueller probe.
Viewers who responded to social media called Mueller's instability early on and noticed that he was & # 39; like a confused old man & # 39; behaved.
Some said that the wobbly execution could be a delaying tactic on the part of the special counsel to frustrate Republican committee members who were determined to discredit findings that are harmful to Trump.
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