Nunes Expects Mueller’s Hearing to be Delayed Further, ‘He May Not Show Up’ (VIDEO)
Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Sunday said Mueller’s hearing may be further delayed and cast doubt on whether Mueller would even show up.
Mueller’s testimony to the House Intelligence and House Judiciary Committees was already postponed from July 17 to July 24 after several weeks of negotiations and Nunes said Mueller may not even show up.
“I think Mueller would be crazy to testify — I don’t think it’s wise for him to testify but saying that, I want him to testify,” Nunes said during a Sunday appearance on Fox & Friends.
“You already saw this week it got postponed — it was supposed to be Wednesday and now it’s kicked to a week from Wednesday. My guess is it could slip again or not happen at all — we’ll see and we’ll be prepared,” he said.
Devin Nunes said in a Thursday podcast interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer that he plans on grilling Mueller about Weissmann’s shady briefing with AP reporters.
Nunes told Bill Hemmer that he doesn’t want to reveal everything, but he said that he and his fellow GOP lawmakers have a strategy in place to make sure they get as many answers from Mueller as possible — that’s if Mueller shows up to Capitol Hill on July 24.
Nunes said the Russia investigation was never about Russia, rather it was an “obstruction of justice trap” and that there was never any evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.
“These are all a bunch of dirty cops and I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you – – some of them better go to jail or we’re going to go down in a spiral in this country because you will not have a Republican that will trust the FBI or the Department of Justice for generations to come,” Nunes said to Bill Hemmer on Thursday.
If Mueller doesn’t testify, the damage will be done when his “pit bull” Andrew Weissmann testifies in executive session with unlimited questioning.
“[Mueller’s} testimony is going to be basically worthless,” former US Attorney Joe diGenova warned last month. “The real damage is going to be done the next day when they have testimony from Weissmann and his aides which will be done in executive session with unlimited questioning. That’s when the damage to the president is going to be done,” he said.
DiGenova called Mueller a “figurehead” and asserted that this has always been the Weissmann investigation and it will be “the Weissmann testimony,” he added.