Only a single conservative was on the panel to provide testimony to Congress about the Mueller probe on Tuesday: the Director of Heritage’s Institute for Constitutional Government, John Malcolm.
The hearing was held by the House Judiciary Committee as part of an investigation of the Mueller probe. While the Mueller report found no evidence whatsoever that President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, Congress is now investigating whether the president obstructed justice during the probe itself.
Some have claimed that actions taken by the president – such as firing former FBI Director James Comey, something well within his rights as president, for any reason or for no reason at all, and for “considering firing” Special Counsel Robert Mueller – were tantamount to obstruction.
Malcolm told the Judiciary Committee that Mueller’s legal theory of obstruction – which some committee members have tried to twist into a formal charge against the president – is flawed and could have a chilling effect on any president’s legitimate exercise of his constitutional authority. He also said that based on the facts in the Mueller report, it would be hard to convict the president of obstruction of justice purely as a factual matter.
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Daily Signal reporter Fred Lucas shared the four big takeaways from the hearing.
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