SAYS CONGRESS WON’T CALL MUELLER TO TESTIFY
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 20, 2018) — On Saturday’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” guest and Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told host Jeanine Pirro that Congress “doesn’t want to” bring in Special Counsel Robert Mueller for questioning under oath about his investigation into whether or not members of the Trump campaign “colluded” with the Kremlin in 2016.
The conversation stemmed from reports Pirro cited that Mueller’s probe could issue a report just after next month’s midterm elections.
When Pirro asked Fitton why Congress has not asked Mueller to testify about the methods he used in his nearly 18-month-old probe, assumed from the FBI in May 2017, Fitton smiled and said, “Oh, no, they don’t want to do that.” He then recapped that members of Congress have demanded to hear from a variety of possible witnesses to misconduct within the FBI and DOJ regarding the 2016 presidential campaign aimed at Donald Trump, which include DOJ demoted official Bruce Ohr; his wife, Nellie Ohr, who provided research on the Trump-Russia “dossier”; Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, who hired Nellie Ohr and British citizen Christopher Steele to assemble the dossier; and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who hired Mueller a day after Mueller failed to make the grade for FBI Director with Trump.
Fitton pointed out, however, that Congress has never asked Mueller to testify.
The legitimacy of the Mueller probe has been questioned by many Americans given Mueller’s possible conflicts of interest, including his previous working relationships with fired FBI Director James Comey and Rosenstein as well as the team of prosecutors he hired, most of whom financially supported Democrats in the past and at least one of whom represented the Clinton Foundation.
Rosenstein is scheduled to testify Wednesday, while Nellie Ohr spoke with members of the House Judiciary and Oversight & Government Reform Committees Friday. Bruce Ohr testified in August and reportedly offered “shocking” revelations as to the funneling of information from Steele and Nellie Ohr about the dossier to the FBI and possibly Mueller’s team of prosecutors.
At Pirro’s suggestion that a “Deep State” component exists in Congress, Fitton agreed, describing it as a “Deep State caucus” within the federal legislative body.
Fitton appeared to discuss the “shock” expressed by U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, at what he called the presentation by the State Department of “clearly false information” surrounding JW’s request for documents associated with Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
An underlying lawsuit focused on the September 11, 2012 attack on a CIA outpost in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans led to Lamberth’s lambasting of the State Department during a hearing on October 12.
In the aftermath of the attack, Clinton told surviving the family members that its cause was an obscure internet video critical of Islam which offended Muslims who viewed it when the truth was that the attack, coordinated with one earlier that day on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, was preplanned and exploited a lack of security noted by the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, one of the four Americans to lose his life that night.
The “Deep State” has come to signify entrenched government operatives who oppose change, exposure of hidden government operations, and, in particular, Donald Trump’s arrival in Washington as a non-politician and outsider whose goal is to “drain the swamp.” The term is often used to refer to “intelligence community” officials such as former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey who opposed the possibility that Trump would win the White House and may have acted on their animus toward him.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.