Congressional Republicans say Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have lied during his testimony before the House Intel and Judiciary Committees last month, and a new report shows there is evidence to back up the claim. . .
Reporter Paul Sperry provided newly-released court documents indicating that Mueller might have made his brief press conference in May “as damage control after a federal judge privately threatened to hold his team in criminal contempt of court over what she called misleading language in his final report about Russian government interference in the 2016 election.”
Indeed, the day before Mueller made his public appearance on May 29, Judge Dabney Friedrich scolded the special counsel for implying that accused “trolling” firms run by Russian citizens were linked to the Russian government without providing evidence for such a link. . .
During Mueller’s press conference he emphasized that the indicted Russians were “private” entities. According to RealClear Investigations, that apparently satisfied Friedrich. The judge wrote in a July 1 opinion “that Meuller had ‘demonstrated’ the government had complied with her order with his statements to the media.” . . .
McClintock told RealClearInvestigations of Meuller’s answer, “It certainly doesn’t pass the smell test,” adding “If he lied, he’s guilty of perjury and lying to Congress. I think this would be of interest to the U.S. attorney investigating misconduct in this matter and the inspector general’s office.” (Read more from “Report: Mueller May Have Lied to Congress” HERE)