Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu said special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday will prove, once and for all, that “we have a felon sitting in the White House.”
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the Democratic lawmaker said the committee he sits on will take Mueller’s testimony as an opportunity to expose the president’s crimes.
“The House Judiciary Committee is going to go very methodically over the incidents of obstruction of justice. There is at least five of them,” Rep. Lieu said. “After the hearing, the American people are going to know that we have a felon sitting in the White House.”
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Rep. Lieu said:
Donald Trump is simply wrong. The whole lesson of Watergate is that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States. And tomorrow the House Judiciary Committee is going to go very methodically over the incidents of obstruction of justice. There is at least five of them. And after the hearing, the American people are going to know that we have a felon sitting in the White House.
All Mueller has to do is read the report
There has been much discussion on both sides of the aisle about whether Mueller will go beyond the four corners of his report and expand on some of the conclusions he has already laid out.
But Mueller doesn’t have to go further than his initial report. All he has to do is read the 448-page document and let the truth speak for itself. After all, if he just read the report, most of the American people will be hearing it for the first time.
At the end of the day, the special counsel report provides piles of evidence that Donald Trump committed multiple crimes, particularly with respect to obstruction. Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday will reveal those crimes to the American public in a way his report wasn’t able to.