Trump Doesn’t Want Mueller To Testify Because It’ll Get Media Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts the U.S. Military Academy football team, the Army Black Knights, in the Rose Garden of the White House May 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. President... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts the U.S. Military Academy football team, the Army Black Knights, in the Rose Garden of the White House May 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy champion to honor their win in 2018. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

President Trump’s tweet advising special counsel Robert Mueller not to testify was reportedly posted after days of stewing over the amount of media coverage a Mueller hearing would receive, The Associated Press reported. 

Trump reportedly believes that Mueller has become an unfairly favored figured in the mainstream media and Trump has growing concerns that a Mueller testimony would get even more coverage than what his former lawyer Michael Cohen received, according to three White House officials and one Republican who spoke to the AP.

While the Justice Department and the House Judiciary Committee tentatively agreed over the weekend that Mueller would testify before the committee on May 15, Trump is clearly not a fan of the proposition. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said that Mueller “should not testify” and argued that there should be “no redos for the Dems!”

Latest News

Notable Replies

  1. Live by the ratings, die by the ratings.

  2. not only will it get media coverage, it’s possible a sliver of truth about Mueller’s findings will slip out. nothing is more painful than truth to the abomination.

  3. Whatever his motive is, Dems should focus on collecting evidence of his crimes.

  4. A sliver of truth may turn some of Trump’s base and send him to prison.

  5. Innocent people with nothing to hide have nothing to fear, I thought.

Continue the discussion at forums.talkingpointsmemo.com

80 more replies

Participants

Avatar for jeffgee1 Avatar for old_curmudgeon Avatar for rollinnolan Avatar for mickeyg Avatar for sickneffintired Avatar for daveyjones64 Avatar for lastroth Avatar for khaaannn Avatar for thomasmatthew Avatar for gharlane Avatar for jonney_5 Avatar for salmonofdoubt Avatar for noonm Avatar for castor_troy Avatar for khyber900 Avatar for dannydorko Avatar for centralasiaexpat Avatar for cub_calloway Avatar for krux Avatar for outis Avatar for rascal_crone Avatar for dicktater Avatar for emiliano4 Avatar for Bri2k

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: