Twitter | Search | |
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Mueller confirms that Trump refused to be interviewed by his team
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Under questioning from Collins, Mueller says his team found "insufficient evidence of the president's culpability" in Russian election interference.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Collins seems to be trying to discredit Mueller by asking him gotcha questions about his own report
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepRatcliffe
. criticizes Mueller for the distinction he's making between "exoneration" and not charging someone with a crime as part of his broader case that Trump was treated unfairly
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @voxdotcom
. has a livestream of Mueller's testimony that you can watch here
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Mueller is befuddled as Rep Sensenbrenner asks him about ... [checks notes] ... impeachable conduct, which is the business of Congress and not the special counsel's office
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepCohen
. had a golden opportunity to drop an F-bomb while millions of people are watching on live TV -- and he didn't take it
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
COHEN: Is the attorney general supposed to be the attorney general of the United States or the consigliere for the president? MUELLER: Of the United States of America
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepSteveChabot
.'s questioning illustrates a vulnerability of Mueller's strategy of sticking to his report -- it allows Republicans to push conspiracy theories without any pushback
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @replouiegohmert
. goes in hard on trying to portray Mueller as a bad guy because, among other things, he was friends with Comey
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar
Holy crap -- by the end of his questioning Gohmert's face was beet red, he was yelling, and it looked like his head was about to explode
Reply Retweet Like More
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepKarenBass
.: To be clear, the president is asking his WH counsel, Don McGahn, to create a record that McGahn believed to be untrue, while you're investigating the president for obstruction? MUELLER: Generally correct
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
BASS: "It is clear to me if anyone else had ordered a witness to create a false record and cover up acts that are subject of a law enforcement investigation, that person would be facing criminal charges."
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @Jim_Jordan
.'s line of questioning is all about why the special counsel elected not to charge Joseph Mifsud
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Matt Gaetz is basically the human embodiment of a Hannity monologue. He's grilling Mueller about Christopher Steele and the dossier.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepJeffries
. ticks through the necessary elements to prove obstruction of justice charges and concludes by arguing Trump's conduct satisfied them. (Mueller notes that Jeffries's analysis isn't "out of the ballpark" but says he doesn't necessarily agree with it.)
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepKenBuck
.: Was there sufficient evidence to convict president of Trump or anyone else of obstruction of justice? MUELLER: We did not make that calculation. BUCK: Why not? M: Because of the OLC opinion that states the president can't be charged with a crime.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @davidcicilline
. details Trump's 2017 efforts to use Corey Lewandowski to curtail the Mueller investigation and gets Mueller to acknowledge that unsuccessful efforts to obstruct justice are still a crime
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepRichmond
.: So it's fair to say that president tried to protect himself by asking staff to falsify records relevant to an ongoing investigation? MUELLER: "I would say that's generally a summary."
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepMcClintock
.: It's starting to look like, having desperately tried & failed to make a legal case against POTUS, you made a political case instead. You put it in a paper sack, lit it on fire, rang the doorbell, & ran. MUELLER: I don't think you reviewed the same report as ours
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepRaskin
. on witness tampering: So POTUS used inducements in form of positive messages to get Cohen to not cooperate, & then used attacks & intimidation to deter the provision of information once Cohen began cooperating? MUELLER: I believe that's accurate.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepDLesko
. doesn't know how to say Mueller's name
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Here's Rep Lesko suggesting that Mueller is biased because he cited the Washington Post and New York Times in footnotes more than Fox News
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepJayapal
. uses her questioning to make a case that Trump's public comments about Manafort constituted witness tampering
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepValDemings
. gets Mueller to "generally" agree that "lies by Trump campaign officials and administration officials impeded your investigation."
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Mueller confirms that he never interviewed to be Trump's FBI director
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
NOTABLE: Mueller refuses to confirm that Russian interference didn't result in votes being changed.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepSylviaGarcia
A rare moment of levity when Mueller jokingly suggests might get away with making false statements to his team because she's in Congress
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
MUELLER on his hiring practices: "We strove to hire individuals who could do the job. I've been in this business for almost 25 years. In those 25 years I've not had occasion once to ask about somebody's political beliefs. That's not how it's done."
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepJoeNeguse
. drills down on how Trump directed his team to not be forthcoming with evidence as to the true purpose of the Trump Tower meeting because he didn't think Don Jr's emails would leak
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Mueller declines to say whether his report is meant to indicate that Congress should pursue impeachment
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepGregStanton
. uses his questioning time to make clear that Mueller, who was appointed to various roles by Republican presidents, was not engaged in a witch hunt
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepEscobar
. asks a series of questions meant to draw him out on the topic of impeachment, but he refuses to answer them
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepDevinNunes
. uses his opening statement to push the conspiracy theory that the FBI had it out for Trump in 2016 -- one that's completely belied by the lack of leaks about the investigation of the Trump campaign before the election, when they really could've hurt him.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
NUNES accuses Democrats of colluding with Russia to .... [checks notes] ... defeat Hillary Clinton and .... [squints at notes] ... make Trump president?
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Mueller corrects his earlier testimony about the role the OLC decision played in the decision not to prosecute Trump for obstruction, says "we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime."
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Schiff's statement frames importance of Mueller's probe around ensuring "our government is chosen by our people through our franchise, and not by some hostile foreign power. This is what is at stake. Our next election, & one after that, for generations to come. Our democracy."
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
SCHIFF's line of questioning touches upon Trump trying to make money on Russia business dealings, Russia wanting Trump to win the election & informing Trump campaign officials of that, Russia committing crimes to help Trump win, & Trump campaign officials lying to cover it all up
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @atrupar
Nunes's strategy seems to be to just mention a bunch of names in a conspiratorial manner and hope people conclude it somehow discredits the Mueller investigation
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @jahimes
. uses his questioning to discredit Nunes's wild conspiracy theory: Russia wanted to help Trump win, and actively worked to make it happen.
Reply Retweet Like
Aaron Rupar Jul 24
Replying to @RepTerriSewell
On topic of Trump Tower meeting, Mueller tells that informing the FBI when foreign govts come forward to offer political dirt "is something [campaigns] would and should do."
Reply Retweet Like