President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized congressional Democrats when they are voting to subpoena for more 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions.
“Now the Democrats have asked to see 12 more people who have already spent hours with Robert Mueller, and spent a fortune on lawyers in so doing. How many bites at the apple do they get before working on Border Loopholes and Asylum,” Trump wrote in tweet.
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York will make the final decision about issuing the subpoenas. The vote was 21-12.
The Judiciary panel is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice, even Mueller said he could not exonerate Trump on obstruction and indicated in a May news conference that it was up to Congress to decide what to do with his findings. Mueller is scheduled to testify to Congress next week.
The president continued, “They also want to interview the highly conflicted and compromised Mueller again. He said he was “done” after his last 9 minute speech, and that he had nothing more to say outside of the No Collusion, No Obstruction, Report.”
….conflicted and compromised Mueller again. He said he was “done” after his last 9 minute speech, and that he had nothing more to say outside of the No Collusion, No Obstruction, Report. Enough already, go back to work! I won, unanimously, the big Emoluments case yesterday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
The president added of the Democrats: “Enough already, go back to work!”
Trump also mentioned about the court win yesterday — an appeals court on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the Constitution by continuing to do business with foreign and state governments while serving as president.
“I won, unanimously, the big Emoluments case yesterday!” he wrote.
The individuals subject to fresh subpoena are: Sessions; Rosenstein; Kushner; former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn; former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly; former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski; former White House aide Rob Porter; publisher of the National Enquirer David Pecker and chief content officer Dylan Howard; former Stormy Daniels lawyer Keith Davidson; and assistant attorney general for the criminal division Joseph “Jody” Hunt, according to Fox News.
The top Republican on the panel, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, criticized Nadler’s handling of the investigations.
“If the goal truly is to get the information or testimony, our chairman is failing us, but, as I’ve repeatedly said, if the goal is political theater, Chairman Nadler is winning,” Collins said.
Mueller’s report detailed extensive Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election but he did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow. He did not recommend charging any Trump associates as agents of the Russian government or with campaign finance violations.
Includes reporting from the Associated Press.