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Mueller confirms he did not exonerate Trump despite president’s claims – live

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The former special counsel rebuts Trump’s claim that he was cleared of obstruction of justice before the House judiciary committeeSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.49pm BST Well, that was predictable. Representative Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, grilled Mueller on the anti-Trump views of former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. While Strzok was working on the special counsel’s investigation, he exchanged text messages criticizing Trump with Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair.Gohmert yells at Mueller saying, “You perpetuated injustice!” 2.40pm BST Mueller told the House judiciary committee that he had no conflicts of interest preventing him from serving as special counsel.Trump has repeatedly claimed, most recently this morning, that Mueller was “highly conflicted,” in part because he applied to retake his post as FBI director. But there’s no evidence that Mueller wanted to become the director of the FBI again after serving in the post for 12 years. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/jul/24/mueller-testimony-live-stream-trump-news-today-russia-obstruction-report-latest-updates-hearing

Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-07-24 13:51:23

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