Mueller will probably need an ice pack after this…
President Trump, in an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, said former Special Counsel Robert Mueller made “such a fool” out of himself when he delivered his first and only public statement about the investigation on Russia.
Speaking to Fox News amid his visit to Normandy, France to commemorate D-Day, Trump alluded to the confusion generated by Mueller’s remarks.
“Let me tell you, he made such a fool out of himself … because what people don’t report is the letter he had to do to straighten out his testimony because his testimony was wrong,” Trump explained to Ingraham.
Trump was referring to Mueller’s initial suggestion that he was not charged with an obstruction of justice offense because of longstanding Justice Department policy.
“Charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider,” Mueller said last week, citing an OLC opinion that states a sitting president cannot be indicted.
“If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that. … We concluded that we would not reach a determination one way or the other about whether the president committed a crime,” Mueller said.
Mueller’s statements sparked controversy in the media and among congressional Democrats, who claimed they contradicted Attorney General Bill Barr’s original statements on Mueller’s obstruction of justice inquiry.