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During the Mueller hearing, Democrats thought that they had scored a small victory when Mueller answered a question regarding the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion. The Free Beacon reports:
Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) was less than happy with Robert Mueller when the former special counsel issued a correction to his congressional testimony, wondering the next day on CNN who “got to him.”
Most observers viewed Mueller’s Wednesday testimony as a dud, with no new disclosures about his investigation into President Donald Trump and the allegation that he colluded with Russia or attempted to obstruct the investigation.
The only moment that seemed game-changing was when Mueller responded in the affirmative to a question from Lieu whether “the reason that you did not indict the president is because of the [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion that you cannot indict a sitting president.”
But after a recess, Mueller clarified his answer, and said that he didn’t mean to imply that he would’ve indicted the president if not for the OLC opinion. “I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu…” he said. “As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”
Now Lieu is backpedaling, imagining that someone in the Trump administration pressured Mueller to change his story. This is the sad state of the Democrat Party today.