McClintock Dismantles Mueller on Russian Troll Farm Claims, Accuses Him of Leaving Flaming Bag of Feces on America’s Porch (VIDEO)
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) took former Special Council Robert Mueller to task on his claims about Russian troll farms being run by the Kremlin, even saying that his report was a flaming bag of feces.
McClintock said of the report, “you put it in a paper sack, lit it on fire, dropped it on the porch, rang the bell and ran.”
McClintock stated that he believed Mueller “tried and failed to make a legal case against the president,” so he “made a political case instead.”
Earlier this month, Dabney Friedrich, a Trump-appointed federal judge rebuked Robert Mueller and the DOJ for falsely suggesting the IRA (Internet Research Agency) and Concord Management and Company, the so-called Russian troll farms, were linked to the Russian government.
Mueller’s core claim that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 US presidential election in a “sweeping and systemic” fashion revolves around his bogus claims that a Russian bot farm was linked to the Kremlin — a core claim that has never even been proven.
Judge Friedrich wrote in a memo that “the Special Counsel Report describes efforts by the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but the indictment, which alleges that private Russian entities and individual conducted an ‘information warfare’ campaign designed to sow discord among US voters, Indictment 10, does not link the defendants to the Russian government.”
“Save for a single allegation that Concord and Concord Catering had several ‘government contracts’ (with no further elaboration), the indictment alleges only private conduct by private actors,” Friedrich continued.
During the hearing on Wednesday, McClintock demanded to know how Mueller could claim that the IRA was linked to the Kremlin without any evidence, and noted that he and US Attorney General Bill Barr were nearly held in criminal contempt over it.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA): Did your May 29 press conference have anything to do with the fact that, the previous day, the judge threatened to hold your prosecutors in contempt for misrepresenting evidence?"
Mueller: "No." https://t.co/EbzpQ0lnrr pic.twitter.com/KgTafSZWaK
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 24, 2019
“Why did you Say that Russia was responsible for the Troll farms, but gave No evidence of this?” McClintock demanded. He also asked if the press conference held by Mueller had “anything to do with the fact that, the previous day, the judge threatened to hold your prosecutors in contempt for misrepresenting evidence?”
Mueller claimed that it did not.