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The Big Lines From Mueller's Hours of Testimony, Part II

Former special counsel appears before the House Intelligence committee
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2019 12:24 PM CDT
Updated Jul 24, 2019 2:26 PM CDT
Former special counsel Robert Mueller listens to committee members give their opening remarks before he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference,...   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – After a morning spent with the House Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller moved on to the House Intelligence Committee in the afternoon.

  • "I understand that this committee has a unique jurisdiction" and is interested in learning more about counter-intelligence findings, Mueller said. The BBC reports Mueller emphasized this his office did not come to "counter-intelligence conclusions" but instead handed any counter-intelligence information to the FBI.
  • Mueller ended his opening statement by correcting something said to Rep. Lieu of the Judiciary Committee this morning. Lieu asked for confirmation that "you didn't charge the president because of the OLC opinion," the DOJ guideline that bars the indictment of a sitting president. "That is not the right way to say it," Mueller clarified. "We did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime."

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