Perjury? Mueller Claims His May 29 Presser Had Nothing to Do with Potential Contempt Order in Russian Troll Farm Case – Here is Evidence to the Contrary
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) took former Special Council Robert Mueller to task on his claims about Russian troll farms (Concord and IRA) being run by the Kremlin.
McClintock also asked Mueller if his May 29 press conference had anything to do with the fact that, the previous day, the judge threatened to hold his prosecutors in contempt for misrepresenting evidence.
Mueller answered, “No.”
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
This is a lie.
Judge Friedrich responded to the contempt request in in a 23-page opinion and rebuked the special counsel and DOJ for falsely suggesting Concord was tied to the Kremlin, a fact that has never been proven, nor was it in Mueller’s indictment — Mueller did however make this claim in his garbage 448-page report.
On May 28, just one day before Mueller’s bizarre presser, Judge Friedrich filed an order and it appears Mueller’s statement followed her order.
Robert Mueller in his May 29 press conference DIRECTLY followed the Court’s order — in fact, the statement he made during his presser is almost verbatim, the exact words from Judge Dabney Friedrich’s order.
In Friedrich’s May 28th order, she specifically stated:
ORDERED that to the extent the government makes or authorizes any public statement about the allegations in the indictment, such statement must make clear that (1) the government is summarizing the allegations in the indictment, which remain unproven, and (2) the government does not express an opinion on the defendants’ guilt or innocence or the strength of the evidence in this case.
On May 29, Mueller gave a 9 minute press conference where he defended the Russian companies indicted and said they are presumed innocent until proven guilty — in other words, Mueller was following Judge Friedrich’s order.
“[As the grand jury alleged in a separate indictment, a private Russian entity engaged in social media operation where Russian citizens posed as Americans in order to interfere in the election,” Mueller said in his presser. “These indictments contain allegations. And We are not commenting on the guilt or innocence of any specific defendant. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.”
And today Mueller claimed under oath that his presser had nothing to do with the judge’s potential contempt order….sure ok.
Mueller said under oath that his May 29 press conference didn't have anything to do with a potential contempt order in the Concord case.
False. Mueller's 5/29 statement DIRECTLY follows the Court's order (which summarizes the 5/28 hearing).
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 24, 2019