This next Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be publicly answering Questions before two Committees of Congress: The Judiciary and the House Intelligence Committees.
What Questions would you like to see them ask? Here are few suggestions others have put forward:
7 key questions Congress needs to ask Robert Mueller
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN — June 26, 2019
1) What did your report find?
2) Why didn’t you offer a recommendation on charging Trump with obstruction?
3) Did William Barr adequately summarize the conclusions of your report in the March summary letter he sent to Congress?
4) Did you mean to put the onus on Congress to act on your conclusions?
10 questions for Robert Mueller
Would you have charged Trump if it weren’t for the OLC opinion?Why did your office write a letter to Barr objecting to his March 24 memo?[…]Did any Trump campaign contacts with Russia put national security at risk?Should Congress initiate an impeachment inquiry?[…]Why didn’t you compel Trump to be interviewed?
What I Would Ask Robert Mueller
Did you find that there were a series of contacts between the Trump campaign and individuals with ties to the Russian government? (p. 5)
Did you find that senior members of the Trump campaign met with Russian representatives at Trump Tower after being told in an email that the meeting was part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump? (p. 6)
Did you find that, despite the fact that candidate Trump said he had “nothing to do with Russia,” his organization had been pursuing a major Moscow project into the middle of the election year and that candidate Trump was regularly updated on developments? (vol 1, p. 5: vol 2, p. 19)
Did you reach a judgment as to whether the president had committed obstruction of justice crimes?
Did you find substantial evidence that the president had committed obstruction of justice crimes?
Did you find that the president wanted the White House counsel to write a false memo saying he had not been ordered to have the special counsel removed? (p. 6)
Here’s the one question I would have them ask Bob Mueller:
Shouldn’t other members of the Trump Transition Team have been fired too, along with General Flynn, and perhaps indicted too, for the Team’s conspiring with Russia — in direct opposition with the current duly authorized President Barack Obama — who had just imposed diplomatic sanctions on Russia, for their interference in the 2016 Election? As you cited in Volume One of your Report, page 172:
Shortly thereafter, Flynn sent a text message to McFarland summarizing his call with Kislyak from the day before, which she emailed to Kushner, Bannon, Priebus, and other Transition Team members.
In other words, why do Transition Team members get away with feigning ignorance of their back-channel dealings with Russia, several weeks BEFORE Trump was even sworn into Office? (as you described in detail on pages 168 – 173, Vol 1)