President Trump recently made good on a promise to commute the sentence of Roger Stone. The long-time Trump ally had been convicted of lying to Congress during Mueller’s 3+ year investigation.
Many people believe Stone was mistreated during an investigation built on possibly fake allegations.
Yet Robert Mueller himself to the extraordinary step to criticize the president’s actions in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
The former special counsel decided to air his grievances to the country, in an apparent hit to the president.
And because of that, Sen. Lindsey Graham says it’s time to get Mueller on the stand:
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he will grant a request by Democrats to have former special counsel Robert Mueller testify about his investigation before the committee.
Sen. Graham is conducting the Senate’s investigation into Crossfire Hurricane—the case led by Obama’s FBI against Donald Trump’s campaign and transition team.
Evidence has suggested that the case against Trump was built on faulty information, as was the larger investigation into “Russian interference.”
If that is the case, Graham and other Republicans have discussed who should be held accountable.
Mueller effectively took over that case as a special counsel. His investigation led to a hearing where the man admitted no American worked with Russia—dashing the left’s hopes of convicting Trump of collusion.
It was Mueller that questioned Roger Stone—and subsequently charged him with a crime. In an odd display of force, the FBI stormed the older man’s home to arrest him, with CNN suspiciously there.
It seems Graham’s interest in Mueller has grown since the man published his op-ed. But saying something in the Washington Post is one thing. Saying something under oath is another.
Mueller will have to back his claims before the Senate. Republicans might be able to flush out information that has been eluding them for years.
- Former special counsel Mueller criticized President Trump’s commuting of Roger Stone’s sentence.
- Mueller’s op-ed triggered Sen. Graham to call him to the Senate for questioning.
- It was during Mueller’s investigation that Roger Stone was arrested and charged.