House Investigating Whether Trump Lied in U.S. Russia Probe: CNN

The U.S. House of Representatives is probing whether President Donald Trump lied in his written testimony submitted to then-U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the now-completed federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN said on Monday.

The House’s general counsel told a federal court in Washington on Monday that lawmakers were examining whether Trump’s written answers to federal investigators were untruthful, CNN reported.

A spokeswoman for the House Judiciary Committee could not be immediately reached for comment.

Mueller submitted a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr in March after completing a 22-month investigation that detailed Russia’s campaign of hacking and propaganda to boost Trump’s candidacy in the 2016 election as well as extensive contacts between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

Last week, Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, testified that Trump’s 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Trump’s political rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

That appeared to conflict with sworn written statements that Trump gave Mueller.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

Responses

  1. Seriously, 9 IJR readers are not familiar with the testimony of Robert Mueller—or are the down votes simply your way of telling me that you do not wish to be reminded?

  2. “Meanwhile, the country and the economy are purring along just fine, despite nothing but obstruction and diversions from democrats.” Friend with the cheesy dog picture

    Actually, with a few exceptions, time is not being kind to King Donald The Loser’s economy. The tariffs are hurting it. Consumer spending is not great mainly because of a massive amount of credit card debt, and commercial spending is not great because of a massive amount of their debt. A sure sign of this is cutting interest rates so many times. The Fed is jittery. Uh oh…

    “Can you name anything the democrats have done to help lately? Is there a good excuse for the House not to vote on the USMCA, other than the fact that they refuse to let Trump be successful on anything they have the power to sabotage (even if they have to harm the people of this country).” Friend with the cheesy dog picture

    Can you name one House bill designed to help the American people (that’s you and me) that the Grim Reaper has allowed to pass in the last 6-7 months? The House DID have serious concerns with KDTL’s YMCA bill. THAT’s why they held it up – to get them addressed.

  3. Because IJR is broken…

    “The Dems can’t beat Trump in 2020” Betsy Lawson

    This is very, very unlikely, now. So, come on Betsy, what is YOUR Plan B when he loses?

  4. Are they serious bringing this shit back up again really? I mean the report was released shown to be absolutely bogus, and they want to dig that poor horse up so they can beat it some more?

  5. Facepalm! They must have listened to Barr speak at the Federalist Society. Things are heating up people!

  6. You’re batting a zero! When the Taj Mahal closed President Trump had not owned it for seven years. And….it was not the only casino closing. Others also NOT owned by him were closing.
    Bet you didn’t expect to called out on your faux facts. Typical Democrat. Don’t check no stinkin’ facts! Lying to disparage someone who doesn’t know that you exist.

    1. Yes, other casinos ran into trouble while during the recession, but how many of them had a rich sugar-daddy daddy willing to flaunt the law just to bail out a worthless son?

  7. “His “bankruptcies “ were over casinos and they were Chapter 11. That is reorganizational so the business will NOT close and people get paid.” Cherl

    Point taken, but your summary is not entirely correctly, either. While his bankruptcies were corporate failures, some of them were based on pretty staggeringly poor judgement. The Trump Plaza owed over half a billion before over 1,000 employees lost their jobs, too. His poor judgement over Taj Mahal put both feet in the hole even before they could open their doors. He was told that he was being too extravagant, but he wouldn’t listen.

    So, yes, he earned his nickname fair and square.

    1. Meanwhile, the country and the economy are purring along just fine, despite nothing but obstruction and diversions from democrats. Can you name anything the democrats have done to help lately? Is there a good excuse for the House not to vote on the USMCA, other than the fact that they refuse to let Trump be successful on anything they have the power to sabotage (even if they have to harm the people of this country).

  8. Next the DimWitDems will investigate if Trump uses Charmin instead of Scotts TP ,,, “Oh the Horror of it” !!!!

  9. Pathetic continuous attacks since just before the election. Trying to bribe people with offers of free stuff to get elected is what the Democrats do. Even a child can see through the horrible and unrealistic math being offered.
    Hate is what I see the Democrats offering. New rules and regulations.New taxes.

  10. Because IJR is broken…

    “The Dems can’t beat Trump in 2020” Betsy Lawson

    This is very, very unlikely, now. So what is YOUR Plan B when he loses?

    1. Will not need a Plan B but I’m sure the Dems will say that Trump has been compromised by extraterrestrials or Sasquatch. Maybe that sterling character Ilhan Omar can say Trump made her pay her boyfriend. Oh by the way General, who in the clown car of Dems would you say is going to beat Trump…without a complete illegal takeover of government? Oooo, maybe Hillary? Maybe Oprah? Maybe who????? That’s what I thought.

  11. The Dems can’t beat Trump in 2020 so they are trying to do it now. What a bunch of sad sacks of s–t. Go ahead…try. I can’t wait until the Dems start floundering in their own filth. Talk about obstruction, bribery, using political funds to pay their boyfriends, collusion, tax evasion and don’t forget old Epstein, sex trafficking. Yea, real stand up honest people. Wouldn’t be surprised to find Schiff hanging around playgrounds…for the next generation of voters.

    1. “The Dems can’t beat Trump in 2020” Betsy Lawson

      This is very, very unlikely, now.

      So what is YOUR Plan B when he loses?

  12. WHAT took them so long?? Mueller testified that Trump’s written answers were not consistent with the evidence. He was then asked if they were “truthful” and Mueller’s response was a simple, easy to understand, “No.”

    1. The DNC leadership is so weak that they held back for as long as they could, until the whistleblower news opened the floodgates. I was hoping to see Richard Neal mentioned here because you have to look for his fingerprints on the refusals to investigate KDTL, too.

  13. Those wild & crazy Dems…such kidders.
    They say they BELIEVE a never Trumper … Good going — morons

  14. Thanks Reuters. Would have hated to have missed another non story. As usual “a spokeswoman “ could not be reached. To say what?

  15. Have they really nothing better to do with their time and our money?

    1. Seriously. They could be investigating Benghazi for another 4 years—or Obama’s birth certificate. Or Vice Foster’s death, Whitewater, or Uranium One again. Perhaps Ukraine having the DNC’s server conspiracy. The Seth Rich release of the DNC emails—and of course Hillary’s order to have him killed conspiracy. And what about Pizza Gate and the 3-5 million illegal votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016. WHY would they investigate if the sitting POTUS perjured himself on his written responses to Mueller when there are so many RW conspiracies to deal with?

  16. Trump submitted those written answers under penalty of perjury. Mueller’s team had the full authority to make a claim of perjury in their report and refer him for indictment and prosecution if they thought he had perjured himself. THEY DID NOT! So basically we have a partisan making stuff up to cause trouble.

    1. If you listened to Mueller’s testimony in July, he responded to a direct question that the answers were not truthful.

    2. Yep! You’re exactly right, Mark! Now the Democrats are trying to pull a rabbit out of their collective asses! Trump 2020!

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