The Mueller hearing was a complete DISASTER for the Dems who have not let up on their Trump-Russia collusion narrative.
Robert Mueller not only admitted that his investigation turned up “insufficient evidence” of any involvement on the part of President Trump with Russia election intereference, but he also appeared dumbfounded before Congress when asked to confirm that the firm behind the Steele reporting was Fusion GPS.
“I-I’m not familiar with that,” Mueller stuttered.
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Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said he was “not familiar” with Fusion GPS — the firm whose opposition research included allegations of President Trump's connections to Russia in the run-up to Mueller’s two-year investigation — during his Capitol Hill testimony on Wednesday.
During Mueller's highly anticipated appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, asked the ex-special counsel about a section of his report that referenced a heavily scrutinized meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 with members of the Trump campaign and Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya -- and asked about related research for Fusion GPS by ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.
“When discussing the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, you reference ‘the firm that produced the Steele reporting.’ The name of that firm was Fusion GPS. Is that correct?” Chabot asked.
Mueller asked for the page number the congressman was referring to, and fumbled through his more than 400-page report.
“Page 103. That’s correct- Volume II. When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS. Is that correct?”
“I am not familiar with—with that, I—,” Mueller replied.
“It was. It’s not a trick question. It was Fusion GPS,” Chabot said.
Steele authored and compiled information for the controversial and unverified anti-Trump dossier on behalf of Fusion GPS — the firm that was hired to conduct opposition research funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign through law firm Perkins Coie.
The dossier “formed an essential part” of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants approved to surveil then-Trump campaign associate Carter Page, according to a House GOP memo alleging government surveillance abuse during 2016.
Mueller’s report references “the firm” on Page 103 — noting that President Trump’s legal team suggested that the meeting with Veselnitskaya, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr., and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, “might have been a setup by individuals working with the firm that produced the Steele reporting.”
The Daily Caller also chimed in on Mueller's claim that he is unfamiliar with Fusion GPS:
Former special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that he was “not familiar” with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the Steele dossier.
Mueller revealed his surprising lack of familiarity with the firm during an exchange with Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee.
“When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele reporting, the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS, is that correct?” Chabot asked.
“I’m not familiar with that,” said Mueller, while scouring through his 448-page report of the Russia probe.
“Let me just help you. It was. It’s not a trick question or anything. It was Fusion GPS,” said Chabot.
The Republican laid out links between Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who attended the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump associates.
“This is outside my purview,” Mueller said when asked about the issue.
Mueller’s lack of familiarity with Fusion GPS and Simpson is something of a surprise given its prominent role in creating the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele authored and the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign funded.