WASHINGTON – Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Democrat lawmaker had his opportunity to question former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during Wednesday’s hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Maloney questioned Mueller specifically on the President’s refusal to testify in person, and the decision of the special counsel not to use his legal authority to issue a subpoena.
“At the start of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, he said an in-person interview with President Trump was vital – but by the end of his investigation, he said it wasn’t.”
Maloney said in Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday, “his answer pointed to balancing the cost of the delay in the courts with the need for information; but what’s clear from the report is that they didn’t subpoena the President because they already had substantial evidence to make a determination on his actions. They already knew what was going on. That’s a major red flag that Mr. Mueller had enough evidence, and the Trump team was in the wrong.”