June 17, 2024
Justice Department warns Mueller to stay on script at showdown hearing with Congress
Mr. Mueller left his job as special counsel this spring, but Mr. Weinsheimer, in his letter Monday, reminded him that he’s testifying about his work as a department prosecutor, and is still bound by its rules.
Mr. Mueller left his job as special counsel this spring, but Mr. Weinsheimer, in his letter Monday, reminded him that he’s testifying about his work as a department prosecutor, and is still bound by its rules.

The Justice Department warned former special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday not to stray beyond the four corners of his already-released report when he comes to Capitol Hill this week to testify.

Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer, in a letter to Mr. Mueller, said that means any decisions Mr. Mueller made, or information he uncovered, that he didn’t include in his report will be out of bounds for the hearing.

The department also has a longstanding practice of not talking about people who were investigated but not charged, Mr. Weinsheimer said.

He urged Mr. Mueller to stick to his promise, made in late May, that if he were to be called to testify, he wouldn’t have anything to say beyond what was in his report, which has been released in somewhat redacted form.

In that report Mr. Mueller concluded there was not sufficient evidence to find President Trump conspired with Russia to subvert the 2016 election.



Mr. Mueller did find troubling evidence of attempts to obstruct the investigation into Russia’s activities, but did not reach any firm conclusions.

Attorney General William P. Barr and then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, looking at Mr. Mueller’s report, concluded that Mr. Trump could not have been charged with obstruction.

Democrats, though, accused Mr. Barr of a coverup.

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Gabby in QC
Gabby in QC
July 24, 2019 11:28 am

I started watching the Mueller testimony from the beginning and, frankly, I was shocked. This man, who has been portrayed as a demi-god of competence and expertise, comes across as a bumbling person who has no real recollection nor even knowledge of what he supposedly wrote in his report. I’ve highlighted those two words because Mr. Mueller gives the impression of not knowing the contents of the Mueller report. Maybe he’ll improve after lunch.