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Gowdy: These are the questions that Robert Mueller MUST be asked when he appears before House committee

By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) Former federal prosecutor and former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News‘ Sean Hannity program Wednesday night to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to appear in open session before the House Judiciary Committee next month.

And like a prosecutor does, Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, laid out the questioning strategy that GOP members of the committee, at least, ought to be asking the man who single-handedly disrupted the first two years of POTUS Donald Trump’s presidency.

Noting that members of the panel will only have five minutes to question Mueller, “you have to be very strategic” in formulating questions, Gowdy — who never lost a case as a prosecutor — began.



“You have a very narrow goal,” he added. “Start with bias. You got [fired FBI counterintelligence official] Peter Strzok because he wanted [2016 Democratic nominee Hillary] Clinton to win and Trump to lose, but yet you hired people who wanted Clinton to win and Trump to lose.

“So, how much bias are you willing to put up with?” Gowdy continued. “You [meaning Mueller] fired Strzok but you hired a bunch of prosecutors who felt the same way.

“Number two, someone needs to ask about this legal issue… If you can resist an unlawful arrest, can you resist an unpredicated investigation?” Gowdy noted further, referencing the fact that Mueller was appointed by then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a special counsel absent any allegation of criminal activity.

Recall that initially, Mueller was appointed to investigate “collusion” between Russia and the 2016 Trump administration. There, of course, was none, but if Trump had done that, it’s not a violation of federal law.

Asking the unpredicated question “forces Mueller to go to the origins of the Russia investigation, and how much time did he spend cycling through that.”

Gowdy continued:

Then I would go to, what did you find? No collusion…no criminal collusion despite two years… What did you not find? An indictable offense for obstruction of justice. And then — this is a category, and I would encourage Devin (Nunes) and Jimmy (Jim Jordan, R-Ohio) to think about this, what did you not bother to look for?

Gowdy noted that earlier in the discussion on Hannity, he and Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, discussed blatant bias demonstrated by former Obama including UN Ambassador Samantha Power. Recently discovered emails from Power showing blatant anti-Trump bias as she requested the unmasking of hundreds of American citizens, some tied to the president’s campaign.

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“We spent two years focused on whether a foreign country was going to influence or interfere with our election… Mueller, did you look at our own government?” Gowdy said.

“Did you look at what our own people were doing to maybe put their finger on the scale? Did you ever interview Christopher Steele [author of the bogus “Russia dossier”]? Do you know which Russians were feeding dirt to the American electorate via the DNC [Democratic National Committee]? Did you inteview [Fusion GPS founder and dossier commissioner] Glenn Simpson? Did you interview Jim Comey about why he leaked those memos?”

Mueller is scheduled to appear July 17.

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ChuckC
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Typical Gowdy. He proposes nothing questions that sound tough but will produce no answers.

Mr. Mueller; At what point did you know that there was no collusion involved between Trump and Russia. At what point did you learn that the Steele document was a fake. At what point did you know that the Mannafort ledger was a fake. How many times during your term as SC did you meet with, confer with, talk to, or correspond with former president 0bamma, Hillary clinton or any other member of the former White House.

DD More
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DD More

Couple of additional questions some want the answers to: SC Mueller, your report Footnote 145 states -[Dmitri Alperovitch, Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee, CrowdStrike Blog (June 14, 2016). CrowdStrike updated its post after the June 15, 2016 post by Guccifer 2.0 claiming responsibility for the intrusion. “Did your investigators do an actual investigation or just take their word for it?” “Did your Investigators have access to the server?” Your report states and footnotes -[In November 2017, a Facebook representative testified that Facebook had identified 470 IRA-controlled Facebook accounts that collectively made 80,000 posts between January… Read more »

Joe D
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Joe D

I heard a great question this morning that Mueller should be asked.

On May 16, 2016 you interviewed with Donald Trump and several witnesses for the position of heading the FBI where you discussed reasons why Trump may terminate Comey’s employment. Once you found out that a part of the special prosecutors job was to investigate possible obstruction associated with Comey’s dismissal why did you not immediately recuse yourself from the investigation as is required by law because a prosecutor cannot be a witness in their own investigation?

This could turn out to be a very interesting hearing.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Who is the “someone” that Gowdy is hoping will ask these questions? Because the RINOs and Democlowns DO NOT CARE.

And, once Mueller lies (or, though much less likely, tells the truth), THEN what? Business as usual. Dems insurrectionists all walk away and spend their pensions.

Deb
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Deb

I do not understand why Congress is asking the questions. ‘They’ (hill, obomination, ohr and wife, comey, brennan, rosenstein, huma, bleachbit, simpson, steele et all co. and perhaps those in flint) should be in front of a court of law, they broke the law, they used Gov agencies to spy, they destroyed documents, they colluded with Russian operatives to get the ‘dirt’ on Trump, they used false witness, false documents, false arrest, false search and seizure, they won’t share documents with Roger Stone, they gave different updates to hill and Trump, they went after President Trump in a treasonous, partisan… Read more »

David L. Wrightsman
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David L. Wrightsman

He missed it, there is only one question that needs to be answered. That question…, with such a broad investigation ability regarding Russian collusion, why was Hillary and her close ties to Russia not investigated?

Eloise
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The House Judiciary Committee can ask any questions they want to ask, but will Mueller answer their questions? Trey Gowdy may try to sound tough now, but he has publicly praised “Bob Mueller” as an honorable and fair prosecutor so often in the past that I have no confidence in Trey Gowdy.

Duckandcover
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Duckandcover

How about Gowdy and Nunez soliciting questions from the citizens that they want answered and use these to formulate a common sense approach to taking Mueller apart. Seems to me like the questions formulated in the comments here are well thought out and relevant. Need more of them.

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