Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Mueller Will Issue Findings on Collusion and Obstruction After Midterms

Mueller preparing to present key findings in Russia probe following midterms Special counsel Robert Mueller is preparing to present key findings in Russia probe following midterms
Melinda Barton | 19 October, 2018, 13:25

The top lawmakers on the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees plan to interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he once suggested wearing a "wire" to secretly record President Trump and discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office. The regulations governing Mueller's probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is now Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy announced Thursday, Rosenstein will be appear for a transcribed interview on Wednesday.

Goodlatte had said he would consider issuing a subpoena for Rosenstein's testimony, if he failed to show up for an interview.

"It's time that Rod Rosenstein steps down".

The Rosenstein interview was announced hours after Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called on Rosenstein to resign after the deputy attorney general declined an invitation to testify earlier this month. But Trump later declared Rosenstein's job safe.

On Thursday evening, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep.

Bloomberg reported this morning that Mueller is ready to "issue findings on core aspects of his Russian Federation probe soon after the November midterm elections". The regulations give a special counsel's supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released. "Remember, Rosenstein is the guy who picked Mueller in the first place", Jordan said. "Even though negotiations are ongoing, you can't help but see the testimony that we've received over the last week or so and call into question Rod Rosenstein's candor".

Vanity Fair reports Mueller is particularly interested in the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Manafort, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer.