Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s impending congressional testimony has some House Republicans speaking their mind about the square-jawed lawyer.
“He’s done some irreparable damage to some things and he’s got to answer for them,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Politico. “It reinforced the anal opening that I believe Mueller to be.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) added that his line of questioning would imply that Mueller had nefarious motives for his investigation.
“The obvious question is the one that everyone in the country wants to know: when did you first know there was no conspiracy, coordination or collusion?” Jordan asked Politico. “How much longer did it take Bob Mueller to figure that out? Did he intentionally wait until after 2018 midterms, or what?”
House Democrats have been trying to wrangle Mueller before various committees for months, hoping that questioning him on live TV will help bring the report to life for the many Americans who didn’t read his report. Based on their early comments, Republicans are taking the opposite tack of trying to paint Mueller as someone who was out to get President Donald Trump with his probe.
Mueller is slated to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on July 17.