Former special counsel Robert Mueller testified for the House Judiciary Committee this morning, but there weren’t a lot of surprises.
Mueller largely stuck to what he and his team had written in their 448-page report to the Justice Department regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. He repeated his statement this may that the report did not exonerate President Trump on obstruction of justice charges and at one point acknowledged that Trump could be charged once he leaves office. He also confirmed that Trump directed aides to falsify records.
Many observers have focused on his slow, methodical approach and his repeated requests to have questions repeated. He also spent much of his time thumbing through the report to refer to specific citations.
This afternoon, Mueller is testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee. (USA Today, The Hill)