Here Are The Key Moments From Mueller's Testimony | NBC Nightly News

Here Are The Key Moments From Mueller's Testimony | NBC Nightly News

Robert Muller arrived amid great hopes by Democrats that the hearing would spread his reports message to the millions who've never read it the opening minutes seemed to show that promise with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler zeroing in on what President Trump has said about it president has repeatedly claimed that your report found there was no obstruction and that had completely and totally exonerated him but that is not what your report said is it correct that is not what the report says so the report did not conclude that he did not commit obstruction of justice is that correct that is correct and what about total exoneration did you actually totally exonerate the president no Republicans pressed Muller on just that issue and the reports statement that while it quote does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him Republicans said that sentence took away his presumption of innocence can you give me an example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined I cannot but this is unique okay well Donald Trump is not above the law he's not but he damn sure shouldn't be below the law which is where volume 2 of this report puts him but in two hearings Muller revealed nothing new sticking to his pledge to talk only about what was in his 480 page report Democrats tried to get him to read from five of the reports examples of potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump but Muller more than 200 times declined or gave such short answers they did not amount to a cohesive narrative no yes no correct true generally correct yes yes yes that's accurate but Republicans said Muller was never prevented from doing his job were you ever fired as Special Counsel mr. Medvedev no no were you were you allowed to complete your investigation unencumbered yes Muller pushed back against Republican criticism that his legal team included many Hillary Clinton supporters I've been in this business for almost 25 years and in those 25 years I have not had occasion once to ask somebody about their political affiliation it is not done what I care about is the cape the individual to do the job and do the job quickly and seriously and with integrity and he showed a spark when asked for his reaction to repeated statements from Donald Trump about WikiLeaks posting the emails it stole from the Clinton campaign WikiLeaks I love WikiLeaks problematic is an understatement in terms of what it display displays in terms of giving some I don't know hope or some boost to what isn't should be illegal activity Muller said his investigation was no witch hunt and that Russian acts of meddling through phony social media and the hacked emails were real and dangerous would you agree that it was not a hoax that the Russians were engaged in trying to impact our election absolutely it was not a hoax the indictments we were turned against the Russians two different ones were substantial and in their scope using no scope word again and I think one of the we have under played to a certain extent Muller said as the report does that though he wanted to interview President Trump the special counsel team decided not to put up a fight the expectation was if we did subpoena the president he would fight the subpoena and we would be in the midst of the investigation for a substantial period of time the president did submit answers in writing though not to every question the Special Counsel team asked but where he did his answer showed that he wasn't always being truthful I would say generally and P joins us now Pete is not lost on anyone who watched these hearings today that director Muller seemed to be struggling at times you've covered him for years what stood out to you well we last saw him testify six years ago and this was clearly not the hard-charging Robert Muller we saw then when he was the FBI director today he was sometimes halting and sometimes unsure of himself he's older now he turns 75 in two weeks and he clearly did not want to be there today he appeared only because he was subpoenaed and he didn't want to say anything more than what's in his report hey NBC News fans thanks for checking out our you Tube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching


37 thoughts on “Here Are The Key Moments From Mueller's Testimony | NBC Nightly News”

  • Foreign electoral interventions are attempts by governments, covertly or overtly, to influence elections in another country. There are many ways that nations have accomplished regime change abroad, and electoral intervention is only one of those methods.

    Theoretical and empirical research on the effect of foreign electoral intervention had been characterized as weak overall as late as 2011; however, since then a number of such studies have been conducted.[1] One study indicated that the country intervening in most foreign elections is the United States with 81 interventions, followed by Russia (including the former Soviet Union) with 36 interventions from 1946 to 2000—an average of once in every nine competitive elections.

  • Former special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Wednesday that his investigation was not hindered or curtailed, reassuring anyone worried that he wasn’t able to fully carry out the inquiry.

    Mueller made this assertion in response to questioning from Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Collins, in a series of rapid-fire questions, asked the special counsel whether “your investigation [was] curtailed or stopped or hindered?”

    “No,” Mueller responded.

  • Nothing new but it sure well shows Donald is not inocent and had many people doing his dirty work & himself included.

  • Darren Haselby says:

    The HOAX is not the crime committed by Russia. The HOAX is Trumps involvement…how hard is this to understand.

  • Trump guilty 100% you idiots need to go look at Trumps pep rally he loves wiki leaks recently gump said doesn't know wiki leaks. Tells McGhan to say he never asked him to fire muller..

  • ?Legal defense to a Trump Indictment will be that Courts lack Jurisdiction, because Obstruction took place during Presidency & the VENUE to Prosecute such Acts belonged under IMPEACHMENT that was Forfeited by the House. Constitutional Impeachment Provision is a REMEDY & it PreEmpts alternate prosecution Out of Office.?

  • 10:47 P.S.T and still no news…you are aware of how many of us cut the chord? Maybe you don't need an audience that bad. Sighh I mean really ??

  • ThreePhaseHigh says:

    They told the Democrats this was going to be a disaster for them but by God they went ahead and did it anyway.?

  • See the whole thing because this short clip is SO angled that it makes the Democratic trolls look like babies. It's a SHAME 3 years of investigation to ruin I President instead of accepting you lost. Idiots! Shame on you, children of the Lie!

  • If Russia was indeed trying to hack the election, then guess who was sleeping on the job?…yes, thats right, its Obama and Biden.

  • Alfredo Barragan 502 says:

    NBC you guys are hypocrites so all of a sudden Muller is too old to work yet you guys want joe Biden to run the ?? and joe is a lot older MAGA


    Here is what Mueller ACTUALLY said..
    I'm sure NBC will remove my post because it's bad for their business/donors..
    Shame on NBC..

  • What will the Dems do next? Double down. To paraphrase Dinesh D'Sousa (Hillary's America) they will never give up the con.

  • Maturity is earned says:

    When Mueller used the word “business” he was caught by his own words. Prosecution is NOT supposed to be a “business.” He told on himself and his “business.” FBI agent’s in league with Soros doing ? ness

  • @NBC, do your job and report real facts. This is starting to sound like Fox.. "mueller is old and unsure of himself." I never thought I would see the day when NBC would cover for Trump. Shame on you guys..

  • Mueller couldn't answer even basic questions… Fusion GPS is the whole reason for the "investigation" and he said he had never heard of Fusion GPS.

  • Urainium Bob didn't bring life to the Russian Hoax. Gonna be a night filled with tears for the Propoganda arm of the Demonicrat Socialists.

  • Totally a sham, a hoax, a witch hunt used for 2 years as a negative talking point by MSM. FAKE NEWS .. innuendo of Russian collusion but the Hillary people colluded with Russians to create a FAKE dossier that smeared Trump with unverified material to obtain FISA warrants to spy to feed the witch hunt.. We get it.. today was an eye opener.

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