Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s failure to answer many important questions underscores the importance of the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
Jordan, R-Ohio, grilled Mueller on Capitol Hill Wednesday, accusing him of selective prosecution methods and promising Attorney General Bill Barr would get to the truth.
“The president was falsely accused of conspiracy. The FBI does a 10-month investigation and James Comey – when we deposed him a year ago, told us at that point they had nothing. You do a 22-month investigation. At the end of that 22 months, you find no conspiracy and what [do] the Democrats want to do — they want to keep investigating. They want to keep going,” Jordan said.
“Maybe a better course of action is to figure out how the false accusations started. Maybe it’s to go back and actually figure out why Joseph Mifsud was lying to the FBI and … that’s exactly what Bill Barr’s doing. And thank goodness for that. That’s exactly what the attorney general is doing … and they’re going to find out why we went through this three-year saga and get to the bottom of it.”
In an interview with the Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr claimed Congressional Democrats were creating a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election “I’m not sure what purpose is served by dragging him up there and trying to grill him,” Barr said of Mueller’s upcoming testimony, slated for July 17. “I don’t think Mueller should be treated that way or subject himself to that, if he doesn’t want to.