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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

Mueller’s Testimony Confirms President Trump Violated the Law

July 24, 2019
Press Release
Director Mueller’s Testimony Confirms that Congress Must Hold the President Accountable

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), a member of both committees, questioned Mr. Mueller on the findings of his report into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election and President Trump’s obstruction of that investigation.

Said Rep. Demings, “Director Mueller’s investigation revealed that President Trump's Campaign Manager, Deputy Campaign Manager, National Security Advisor, and personal lawyer committed federal crimes to conspire with Russia, get Trump elected, and cover it up. President Trump’s personal lawyer implicated the president in those crimes.

“Russia attacked our election and President Trump ‘welcomed’ that attack. His campaign designed their strategy and messaging around stolen Russian materials. When Donald Trump Jr. was offered Russian government assistance, he replied ‘I love it.’ Mueller’s investigation uncovered over 100 contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign. President Trump’s campaign chairman gave internal strategy and messaging documents to a known Russian intelligence operative. President Trump’s business dealings in Russia provide a clear financial motive for his actions.

“As the investigation proceeded, President Trump did everything in his power to illegally obstruct it. Director Mueller told me under oath that witnesses in his investigation were ‘outright liars,’ and later confirmed the accuracy of my statement that President Trump’s own answers ‘were not only inadequate & incomplete’ but also that the President ‘wasn’t always being truthful.’

“The President ordered his subordinates to lie to investigators, intimidated witnesses, and tried to kneecap the investigation at every opportunity. He ordered White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire the special counsel, and then to lie about it and fabricate evidence to hide his action. Don McGahn refused this illegal order, but as Director Mueller clearly stated today, an attempt to obstruct justice is still a crime, even if refused. The Special Counsel documented at least ten counts of obstruction of justice, a federal crime.

“There are moments around which history revolves, and each of those moments requires a choice. This is a turning point in history—a chance for each of us to speak up and to prove that in America, truth, justice and accountability really do matter.”

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