Trump Fumes Ahead of Hearing: Why Didn't Mueller 'Investigate the Investigators?'

By Susan Jones | July 24, 2019 | 8:15 AM EDT

Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) speaks to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump began his day on Twitter, railing against today's Mueller hearings, first in the House Judiciary Committee, and then in the House intelligence committee:

So Democrats and others can illegally fabricate a crime, try pinning it on a very innocent President, and when he fights back against this illegal and treasonous attack on our Country, they call It Obstruction? Wrong! Why didn’t Robert Mueller investigate the investigators?

It was NEVER agreed that Robert Mueller could use one of his many Democrat Never Trumper lawyers to sit next to him and help him with his answers. This was specifically NOT agreed to, and I would NEVER have agreed to it. The Greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. history, by far!

Mueller, at his own request, will be joined at the witness table by Aaron Zebley, Mueller's former chief of staff at the FBI and Mueller's chief deputy on the Trump-Russia investigation.

The House Judiciary Committee made the surprise announcement yesterday (Tuesday).

At today’s first hearing, in the Judiciary Committee, Zebley will not be allowed to testify, but he will be allowed to confer with Mueller during the questioning.

Press reports said Zebley will be sworn in to testify before the afternoon hearing of the House intelligence committee.

Republicans are furious about the last-minute addition:

“Less than 24 hours before Robert Mueller arrives, the chairman is again allowing the committee’s business to devolve into chaos,” Ranking Judiciary Member Doug Collins said in a statement.

“[I]t shows the lengths the Democrats will go to protect a one-sided narrative from a thorough examination by committee Republicans."

Collins said the last minute addition to the witness list may violate House rules. “If Democrats believe it is the special counsel’s responsibility to testify to his report, they have no ground for outsourcing that duty at the expense of our committee’s integrity.”

"Remember Aaron Zebley?" Biggs tweeted Tuesday. "He represented a key figure in the Clinton email scandal & transitioned to the Mueller witch hunt against
@realDonaldTrump. Judiciary Democrats are now attempting to call him to the witness table beside Mueller tomorrow. Talk about stacking the deck."

Zebley was the lawyer for Justin Cooper, the man who helped Hillary Clinton set up her private email server.  

And Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tweeted, "You don’t get to change the rules right before kickoff."

Shortly before the Mueller hearing began, Collins tweeted: "If Judiciary Democrats want to convince America their vendetta against the White House is more noble than solving the border crisis or growing the job market, today’s hearing is their last chance."

Shortly before the Mueller hearing began, Collins tweeted: "If Judiciary Democrats want to convince America their vendetta against the White House is more noble than solving the border crisis or growing the job market, today’s hearing is their last chance."

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