Jim Jordan Wants to Know When Mueller Knew There Was No Collusion: ‘Why Did You Wait Almost Two Years?’

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) wants to know how long it took former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to come to the conclusion that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

During a press conference Wednesday, Mueller announced his resignation and reiterated his findings that there was no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between President Donald Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

Jordan — who is the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee — wasn’t surprised by Mueller’s finding, in large part because he had already heard there was no evidence of collusion from former FBI Director James Comey several months ago.

As IJR reported at the time, Comey explained that the FBI had not found evidence that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russians. He also noted that, even if they had found evidence of collusion, collusion is not a crime.

During an interview on “This Week ABC,” Jordan told host George Stephanopoulos that he wants to know why it took Mueller so long to come to the same conclusion as Comey.

Watch Jordan’s comments:

“So when did you know there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia? We knew when we deposed Jim Comey. When we deposed Jim Comey, he said all the way up to the day he’s fired — May 9, 2017 — he told us they had no evidence of any time of conspiracy, collusion, or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. […] So after 10 months, if they couldn’t establish collusion, how long did it take Bob Mueller? If you learned this early on, why did you wait almost two years before you told the country that there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the election. After all, that was your central task of this entire special counsel investigation.”

Jordan noted that he hopes Mueller will volunteer to testify before the House on the report, though the special counsel said he would not speak to matters beyond what was already written.

For now, it isn’t clear if House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler will ask Mueller to testify or not.

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ragtop wes
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The dirty cop… a nazi asks a question about the report..he will answer.. if questioned by a patriot, he will refer to the report..wanna bet..?

Phyllis Softa
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This tape cuts off George’s response to Jordan. I hope that response addresses Jordan’s memory lapse that for a year, Trump told the public HE WAS GOING TO TESTIFY then his attorneys negotiated only written responses. The responses were returned on Nov 20, 2018—the responses are described in the report as “inadequate” but a decision was made to not prolong the investigation with a lengthy legal battle to subpoena Trump to testify. A report was written and released on March 22, 2019.

Phyllis Softa
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Jim Jordan is having a memory lapse. Trump repeatedly claimed he was going to give testimony, then he wasn’t, then he was going to only answer written questions. The questions were provided and months later the responses from Trump’s “answers to the questions were signed & returned until Nov 20, 2018. The answers were described in the Mueller report as “inadequate.” –25 x’s he “could not recall or did not remember an incident. The decision was made not to pursue a subpoena for the testimony as it would draw the investigation out longer. The report was written and released to… Read more »

War Eagle
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Mueller, Comey, McCabe all supported Hillary. Mueller first saw it as an opportunity to get rid of Trump. Once he saw there was no collusion, he saw an opportunity to pad his retirement account. He should be required to pay back all the tax money utilized in the second year the investigation!

Michael
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The delusional conspiracy theorists out in full effect.

Ray Brown
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Mueller knew a long time ago, but only chose to stop the charade when Rudy said NO to the perjury trap by not letting Trump testify!

Ray Brown
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He ended it when Rudy said no to the perjury trap and would not let Trump testify under oath.

Otis
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Did not everyone initially agree that Mueller was above reproach and a great man for the job?
I reckon he wasn’t all that.

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