Neal Katyal: Mueller Undermined Donald Trump’s Attorney General | The Last Word | MSNBC

Neal Katyal: Mueller Undermined Donald Trump’s Attorney General | The Last Word | MSNBC


>>ROBERT MUELLER HOPES THAT WE>>ROBERT MUELLER HOPES THAT WE WILL NOT HEAR HIS VOICE AGAIN WILL NOT HEAR HIS VOICE AGAIN SPEAKING ABOUT HIS INVESTIGATION SPEAKING ABOUT HIS INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES.>>I HOPE AND EXPECT THIS TO BE>>I HOPE AND EXPECT THIS TO BE THE ONLY TIME THAT I WILL SPEAK THE ONLY TIME THAT I WILL SPEAK TO YOU IN THIS MANNER. TO YOU IN THIS MANNER. I AM MAKING THAT DECISION I AM MAKING THAT DECISION MYSELF. MYSELF. NO ONE HAS TOLD ME WHETHER I CAN NO ONE HAS TOLD ME WHETHER I CAN OR SHOULD TESTIFY OR SPEAK OR SHOULD TESTIFY OR SPEAK FURTHER ABOUT THIS MATTER. FURTHER ABOUT THIS MATTER. THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT AN APPEARANCE BEFORE CONGRESS. AN APPEARANCE BEFORE CONGRESS. ANY TESTIMONY FROM THIS OFFICE ANY TESTIMONY FROM THIS OFFICE WOULD NOT GO BEYOND OUR REPORT. WOULD NOT GO BEYOND OUR REPORT. IT CONTAINS OUR FINDINGS AND IT CONTAINS OUR FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS AND THE REASONS FOR THE ANALYSIS AND THE REASONS FOR THE DECISIONS WE MADE. DECISIONS WE MADE. WE CHOSE THOSE WORDS CAREFULLY WE CHOSE THOSE WORDS CAREFULLY AND THE WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. AND THE WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. AND THE REPORT IS MY TESTIMONY. AND THE REPORT IS MY TESTIMONY. I WOULD NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION I WOULD NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION BEYOND THAT WHICH IS ALREADY BEYOND THAT WHICH IS ALREADY PUBLIC IN ANY APPEARANCE BEFORE PUBLIC IN ANY APPEARANCE BEFORE CONGRESS. CONGRESS.>>THE MOST POINTED AND ELOQUENT>>THE MOST POINTED AND ELOQUENT RESPONSE TO THAT TODAY WAS RESPONSE TO THAT TODAY WAS ANOTHER MUELLER SURPRISE. ANOTHER MUELLER SURPRISE. IT WAS ANOTHER SURPRISE IN THIS IT WAS ANOTHER SURPRISE IN THIS DAY OF SURPRISING MUELLER NEWS DAY OF SURPRISING MUELLER NEWS BECAUSE IT CAME FROM OSCAR BECAUSE IT CAME FROM OSCAR WINNER ROBERT DeNIRO WHO PLAYS WINNER ROBERT DeNIRO WHO PLAYS ROBERT MUELLER ON “SATURDAY ROBERT MUELLER ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.” NIGHT LIVE.” IN AN OPEN LETTER ADDRESSED TO IN AN OPEN LETTER ADDRESSED TO ROBERT MUELLER PUBLISHED TO “THE ROBERT MUELLER PUBLISHED TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” HE WROTE YOU NEW YORK TIMES” HE WROTE YOU SAID THAT YOUR INVESTIGATIONS SAID THAT YOUR INVESTIGATIONS WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. IT DOESN’T. IT DOESN’T. IT MAY SPEAK FOR ITSELF TO IT MAY SPEAK FOR ITSELF TO LAWYERS AND LAW MAKERS WHO HAVE LAWYERS AND LAW MAKERS WHO HAVE THE PATIENCE AND OBLIGATION TO THE PATIENCE AND OBLIGATION TO READ THROUGH THE MORE THAN 400 READ THROUGH THE MORE THAN 400 PAGES OF CAREFULLY CHOSEN WORDS PAGES OF CAREFULLY CHOSEN WORDS AND NUANCED CONCLUSIONS. AND NUANCED CONCLUSIONS. YOU’VE CHARACTERIZED THE REPORT YOU’VE CHARACTERIZED THE REPORT AS YOUR TESTIMONY. AS YOUR TESTIMONY. BUT YOU WOULDN’TENT ACCEPT THAT BUT YOU WOULDN’TENT ACCEPT THAT REASON FROM ANYONE YOUR OFFICE REASON FROM ANYONE YOUR OFFICE INTERVIEWED. INTERVIEWED. THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO HEAR YOUR THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO HEAR YOUR VOICE, YOUR ACTUAL VOICE. VOICE, YOUR ACTUAL VOICE. THIS IS THE REPORT YOUR COUNTRY THIS IS THE REPORT YOUR COUNTRY ASKED YOU TO DO AND NOW YOU MUST ASKED YOU TO DO AND NOW YOU MUST GIVE IT AUTHORITY AND CLARITY. GIVE IT AUTHORITY AND CLARITY. IF IN FACT YOU HAVE NOTHING IF IN FACT YOU HAVE NOTHING FURTHER TO SAY ABOUT THE FURTHER TO SAY ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION FOR YOUR PUBLIC INVESTIGATION FOR YOUR PUBLIC TESTIMONY, YOU COULD JUST READ TESTIMONY, YOU COULD JUST READ FROM THE REPORT IN RESPONSE TO FROM THE REPORT IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. CONGRESS. YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN A SHINING YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN A SHINING EXAMPLE OF BRAVELY AND EXAMPLE OF BRAVELY AND SELFLESSLY DOING THINGS FOR THE SELFLESSLY DOING THINGS FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY. GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY. I URGE YOU TO LEAVE YOUR COMFORT I URGE YOU TO LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND DO THAT AGAIN. ZONE AND DO THAT AGAIN. YOU ARE THE VOICE OF THE MUELLER YOU ARE THE VOICE OF THE MUELLER REPORT. REPORT. LET THE COUNTRY HEAR THAT VOICE. LET THE COUNTRY HEAR THAT VOICE. JOINING US NOW IS NEAL KATYAL, JOINING US NOW IS NEAL KATYAL, FORMER ACTING U.S. SOLICITOR FORMER ACTING U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL WHO WROTE THE JUSTICE GENERAL WHO WROTE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RULES GOVERNING THE DEPARTMENT RULES GOVERNING THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. SPECIAL COUNSEL. HE’S ALSO AN MSNBC LEGAL HE’S ALSO AN MSNBC LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR. CONTRIBUTOR. NEAL, I NEVER EXPECTED TO LEAD NEAL, I NEVER EXPECTED TO LEAD OFF WITH THIS QUESTION FOR YOU. OFF WITH THIS QUESTION FOR YOU. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT ROBERT MUELLER HAD TO SAY — I’M ROBERT MUELLER HAD TO SAY — I’M SORRY WHAT ROBERT DeNIRO HAD TO SORRY WHAT ROBERT DeNIRO HAD TO SAY ABOUT ROBERT MUELLER TODAY? SAY ABOUT ROBERT MUELLER TODAY?>>WE, LOOK, I THINK IF>>WE, LOOK, I THINK IF MR. DeNIRO SAID THAT A FEW WEEKS MR. DeNIRO SAID THAT A FEW WEEKS AGO, I THINK THAT THAT SENTIMENT AGO, I THINK THAT THAT SENTIMENT MAKES SENSE BUT I THINK TODAY WE MAKES SENSE BUT I THINK TODAY WE DID HEAR FROM ROBERT MUELLER AND DID HEAR FROM ROBERT MUELLER AND HEARD FROM HIM IN A VERY HEARD FROM HIM IN A VERY POWERFUL WAY. POWERFUL WAY. I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE HEARD FROM HIM, REMEMBER HE’S WE HEARD FROM HIM, REMEMBER HE’S DEING WITH A SEVERAL HUNDRED DEING WITH A SEVERAL HUNDRED PAGE REPORT AND WHAT DOES HE PAGE REPORT AND WHAT DOES HE CHOOSE TO PLUCK OUT IN HIS PRESS CHOOSE TO PLUCK OUT IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY? CONFERENCE TODAY? HE PLUCKS OUT THE FACT HE SAID HE PLUCKS OUT THE FACT HE SAID LOOK, IF I COULD CLEAR THE LOOK, IF I COULD CLEAR THE PRESIDENT, I WOULD. PRESIDENT, I WOULD. I HAVE THE RAW LEGAL POWER TO DO I HAVE THE RAW LEGAL POWER TO DO SO. SO. IF I THOUGHT HE WAS INNOCENT. IF I THOUGHT HE WAS INNOCENT. HE POINTEDLY DOES NOT DO THAT. HE POINTEDLY DOES NOT DO THAT. AND THEN SECOND, HE SAID, I AND THEN SECOND, HE SAID, I COULDN’T INDICT HIM. COULDN’T INDICT HIM. I DIDN’T HAVE THE POWER TO. I DIDN’T HAVE THE POWER TO. AND SO BECAUSE OF THAT, HE SAYS AND SO BECAUSE OF THAT, HE SAYS IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO DO WHAT IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO DO WHAT MR. DeNIRO SAYS WHICH IS TO MR. DeNIRO SAYS WHICH IS TO LABEL MR. TRUMP A CRIMINAL WHEN LABEL MR. TRUMP A CRIMINAL WHEN MR. TRUMP HAS NO WAY TO DEFEND MR. TRUMP HAS NO WAY TO DEFEND HIMSELF AND LOOK, I UNDERSTAND HIMSELF AND LOOK, I UNDERSTAND IT’S FRUSTRATING FOR A LOT OF IT’S FRUSTRATING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. PEOPLE. AND IT’S FRUSTRATEING FOR FOR ME AND IT’S FRUSTRATEING FOR FOR ME TOO. TOO. AT LEAST I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT AT LEAST I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT MR. MUELLER IS SAYING HERE AND MR. MUELLER IS SAYING HERE AND AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK WHAT AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK WHAT THE ULTIMATE IMPLICATION OF WHAT THE ULTIMATE IMPLICATION OF WHAT MUELLER SAID TODAY AND IT MUELLER SAID TODAY AND IT DOESN’T REQUIRE A FANCY LAWYER DOESN’T REQUIRE A FANCY LAWYER OR ANYTHING LIKING THAT TO OR ANYTHING LIKING THAT TO FIGURE IT OUT IS CONGRESS, THIS FIGURE IT OUT IS CONGRESS, THIS BALL IN YOUR COURT RIGHT NOW. BALL IN YOUR COURT RIGHT NOW. AND I’VE DONE THE INVESTIGATION. AND I’VE DONE THE INVESTIGATION. I’VE SPENT A LONG TIME, TWO I’VE SPENT A LONG TIME, TWO YEARS, INTERVIEWED HUNDREDS OF YEARS, INTERVIEWED HUNDREDS OF WITNESSES AND THE LIKE AND I WITNESSES AND THE LIKE AND I HAVE FOUND MANY INSTANCES AND HAVE FOUND MANY INSTANCES AND THEY’RE DETAILED IN THE REPORT THEY’RE DETAILED IN THE REPORT OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND INDEED ALMOST A THOUSAND FORMER INDEED ALMOST A THOUSAND FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE NOW FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE NOW READ THAT REPORT AND SAID YES, READ THAT REPORT AND SAID YES, IF THIS WERE ANYONE BUT THE IF THIS WERE ANYONE BUT THE PRESIDENT I WOULD INDICT. PRESIDENT I WOULD INDICT. AT THIS POINT MR. MUELLER HAS AT THIS POINT MR. MUELLER HAS THROWN THE BALL UP IN THE AIR THROWN THE BALL UP IN THE AIR AND NOW IT’S UP TO CONGRESS TO AND NOW IT’S UP TO CONGRESS TO BRING IT HOME. BRING IT HOME.>>LEASE LISTEN TO WHAT ROBERT>>LEASE LISTEN TO WHAT ROBERT MUELLER SAID ABOUT THE RIGHT MUELLER SAID ABOUT THE RIGHT THAT HE HAD TO INVESTIGATE THE THAT HE HAD TO INVESTIGATE THE PRESIDENT EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN’T PRESIDENT EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE CHARGE THE HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE CHARGE THE PRESIDENT WITH A CRIME ACCORDING PRESIDENT WITH A CRIME ACCORDING TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RULES. TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RULES. LET’S LISTEN TO THIS. LET’S LISTEN TO THIS.>>THE OPINION EXPLICITLY>>THE OPINION EXPLICITLY PRECIPITATIONS THE INVESTIGATION PRECIPITATIONS THE INVESTIGATION OF A SITTING PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF A SITTING PRESIDENT BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE PRESERVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE PRESERVE EVIDENCE WHILE MEMORIES ARE EVIDENCE WHILE MEMORIES ARE FRESH AND DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. FRESH AND DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT, EVIDENCE COULD BE USED IF THERE EVIDENCE COULD BE USED IF THERE WERE CO-CONSPIRATORS WHO COULD WERE CO-CONSPIRATORS WHO COULD BE CHARGED NOW. BE CHARGED NOW.>>NEAL, CO-CONSPIRATORS LIKE>>NEAL, CO-CONSPIRATORS LIKE MICHAEL COHEN WHO HAS BEEN MICHAEL COHEN WHO HAS BEEN CHARGED NOW AND WHO IS SERVING CHARGED NOW AND WHO IS SERVING TIME NOW AND WITH WHOM DONALD TIME NOW AND WITH WHOM DONALD TRUMP WAS IDENTIFIED AS A TRUMP WAS IDENTIFIED AS A CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE NEW YORK CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE NEW YORK CASE. CASE. WHERE THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR WHERE THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR SAID AND MICHAEL COHEN SAID SAID AND MICHAEL COHEN SAID MICHAEL COHEN’S CRIMES WERE MICHAEL COHEN’S CRIMES WERE COMMITTED AT THE DIRECTION OF COMMITTED AT THE DIRECTION OF CONNECTICUT. CONNECTICUT. RIGHT. RIGHT. WHAT MR. MUELLER SAID THERE WAS WHAT MR. MUELLER SAID THERE WAS I THINK VERY, VERY WORRISOME TO I THINK VERY, VERY WORRISOME TO MR. TRUMP AND THE REASON FOR MR. TRUMP AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS IT’S ACTUALLY CUT OFF THAT IS IT’S ACTUALLY CUT OFF RIGHT BEFORE THAT CLIP THE FIRST RIGHT BEFORE THAT CLIP THE FIRST WORDS OF THE CLIP WERE THE WORDS OF THE CLIP WERE THE OPINION SAYS. OPINION SAYS. WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT, WHAT WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT, WHAT MUELLER IS TALKING ABOUT IS A MUELLER IS TALKING ABOUT IS A DOJ OPINION WHICH PRECLUDES THE DOJ OPINION WHICH PRECLUDES THE INDICTMENT OF A SITTING INDICTMENT OF A SITTING PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. MUELLER SAYS NUMBER ONE IT MUELLER SAYS NUMBER ONE IT DOESN’T PRECLUDE OUR DOESN’T PRECLUDE OUR INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW OF A INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW OF A SITTING PRESIDENT AND NUMBER SITTING PRESIDENT AND NUMBER TWO, THE A REMEDY IN OUR TWO, THE A REMEDY IN OUR CONSTITUTION BECAUSE WE CAN’T CONSTITUTION BECAUSE WE CAN’T INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT IS INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT IS IMPEACHMENT AND MUELLER SAYS ALL IMPEACHMENT AND MUELLER SAYS ALL OF THAT TODAY EFFECTIVELY IN THE OF THAT TODAY EFFECTIVELY IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE. PRESS CONFERENCE. AND SO EITHER OF THOSE OPTIONS AND SO EITHER OF THOSE OPTIONS IS VERY BAD IF YOU’RE DONALD IS VERY BAD IF YOU’RE DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. OPTION ONE IS, YOU’RE LOOKING AT OPTION ONE IS, YOU’RE LOOKING AT A CRIMINAL INDICTMENTING IN 2020 A CRIMINAL INDICTMENTING IN 2020 WHEN YOU LOSE THE ELECTION OR WHEN YOU LOSE THE ELECTION OR POSSIBLY EARLIER IF HE’S POSSIBLY EARLIER IF HE’S IMPEACHED AND OPTION TWO IS IMPEACHED AND OPTION TWO IS IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. EITHER OF THOSE NOT A PRETTY EITHER OF THOSE NOT A PRETTY PICTURE FOR THE PRESIDENT. PICTURE FOR THE PRESIDENT. THAT’S WHY I UNDERSTAND DeNIRO’S THAT’S WHY I UNDERSTAND DeNIRO’S CONCERN AND IT’S A CONCERN CONCERN AND IT’S A CONCERN SHARED BY MANY BUT MUELLER HAS SHARED BY MANY BUT MUELLER HAS GIVEN CONGRESS THE TOOLS TO

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  • America's average IQ is that of a 12 year old, 3% say they've read the Mueller report (97% haven't), most get their news via TV, YouTube etc., and not the Washington Post or the New York Times, most Americans don't have a college education – that is not a criticism of the US, it could be said of most countries. Therefore, in the light of these conditions, it is unrealistic of Mueller to expect the American public, to digest his report in the form of a 400 page document. Mueller, though Congressional public committee hearings, needs to lead the American public by the hand, through the complex language and findings of his report, if he doesn't, his report will be mischaracterized, which has happened already, by Drumpf and Barr, to reflect the reality, they're trying to sell the American public. Mueller, if he cares about the report, needs to do this and only he has the trust/integrity, whatever you want to label it, to do so. I concur with Robert De Niro statement and I would add that Mr. Mueller must bring everyone along and into the 'circle of trust'.

  • Here is what I heard.
    I hereby resign
    I hereby refuse to answer any questions

    Here is my opinion:
    MUELLER IS DIRTY

  • cornerstone of the palm beaches says:

    Impeach!!!, let the media pull it out, the Trump re-run is boring lets start "Stupid Trump II:.{Final Chapter: the spiraling turd head…Encephalo Fecaloma.

  • Ralph Colerick says:

    mueller looked very stressed wonder if he was threatened not to testify to congress. only hope is new york lawsuit

  • Archer Arrow says:

    Interested Aussie here…..OK, I actually downloaded the redacted report and read it……took two days, including re-reading some sections. Facts are clear …Trump and his team, from the outset, had over 140 lines of hidden contact with the Russians. This is why, when Trump first learnt about Muellers appointment, he said his Presidency was over….he knew he and his team were deliberately encouraging and accepting help from an enemy of the USA. Volume 2 of the report detailed over 10 different occasions wherin Trump sought to mislead and/or terminate the investigation…..driven by his understanding that if the truth was revealed, the American public would react badly and that he might be impeached. There is no opinion in what I am saying….it is the blatent facts of the matter. Trump is profoundly, criminally dishonest.

  • Go ahead. Start the impeachment process. I dare you. See what happens. Then start thinking about 2024 after eight full years of Trump.

  • Clemons Kunkel says:

    Individual 1 AKA Donald J Trump is already a criminal put the Handcuffs on and take him away. Michael Cohen went to jail for 3 years doing what Trump wanted, so Trump should get longer! I guess cheating to win is okay now as long as you got power and money are you give money to people that want money. System's rigged all right!

    Sad so sad LOVE. G-20.in
    I like to thank Robert Mueller for beautiful Mueller report! I got mine today it's a lot of reading!

    I can read, I am not like the Republicans that are AFRAID! SAD

    Remember 20/20 with gerrymandering! cheating is winning in their eyes! I guess we have to learn to cheat also! but my mom and dad said it's wrong to cheat! Did they not have a mom and dad?

  • Hol' Up Niqqa says:

    Stop being so butthurt about the facts. No russian collusion. Mueller said there's nothing on Trump. TRUMP IS STILL YOUR PRESIDENT. #MAGA2020

  • Virginia O'Flaherty says:

    Trump is poison and he wont stop until there is nothing left, just the vile mass of maggots wiggling inside his flatulent corps.

  • Wow. Deniro is 100 percent. We NEED Mueller's voice on this. Trump supporters are definitely NOT reading the report, and their media sources lie about the report. Only the credible voice of Mueller will properly inform them.

  • Leigh Schickerling says:

    DeNiro is correct, the average American has no idea what Mueller's report means, hence Trump has tried to bully people into believing "nothing to see here" Mueller needs to grow a pair and put his point of view without fear or favour,

  • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! says:

    I thought it was a great statement. I was and am very impressed with Mueller. The line that really caught my attention was about that he will not speak to Congress about anything in the report that isn't public. That is very interesting. I'm thinking it's a message to Congress to do their job and get the full un-redacted report. Why should he tell them what's redacted if they don't have a copy? The fact that Barr has not released the full report to the Judicial & Intel Committee's in Congress is criminal. They are ALL fully vetted & have Top Security Clearances, unlike the 25 morons that Trump overrode the Security Denials for. Impeachment now! This corruption and abuse of 5-6,000 babies and children cannot go on. They want to continue the mass abductions.

  • Di Nero: Unless Mueller testifies, only lawyers and nerds will read & understand the report.

    Nerdy Lawyer: Impossible, Mueller's Report couldn't have been more clear that the responsibility of Congress is to hold the president accountable for crimes that he may or may not have committed according to the evidence as presented which states unequivocally that we cannot say whether the president can or cannot commit indictable crimes while he remains in office, therefore what we need is for Congress to make the case to the American people and redo Mueller's job for him.

  • I totally agree with Robert DeNiro. It is essential Mueller testify before Congress even if he only just reads from his report in response to questions. The public must hear his voice in public hearings before Congress. This is the only way the PEOPLE will hear Mueller's finding and understand the gravity of what he found.

  • I don't know about you guys…but I am about sick-and-tired of the BOOMING Trump

    economy. Every store and every restaurant is packed full! Every flight is

    oversold and every hotel is booked full. Everywhere you go, you have to wait in

    line…I hate lines. We need a Democrat back in office to raise taxes and add

    regulations. A Democrat to move the long lines back to the welfare office.

    YEP…that's what we need alright…a Democrat. They will crush this BOOMING

    economy!

  • Gnirol Namlerf says:

    Who gave Mr. Mueller the right to ignore a subpoena from congressional committees to testify, if it comes to that, just because he doesn't want to? That is what he is implying he would do. He has no reason to refuse to testify under his Fifth amendment rights, we can assume. Do I have the Mueller right too? Does Michael Cohen? How about former Gen. Flynn? Or his son? Or a pharmaceutical manufacturer CEO? Or an industrial polluter? Or a suspected drug kingpin? What makes Mr. Mueller think he has special privileges not accorded other citizens, who can't just get on TV and make such a pronouncement? I am beginning to think he is cut from the same cloth as his (former?) chum AG Barr, since, for some reason, Mr. Mueller doesn't think Mr. Barr has the power to arrogate decisions about the character of the Mueller report conclusions to himself, but he does believe in his own right to arrogate the decision over whether or not he's going to testify to himself. Seems like if Mr. Barr does something Mr. Mueller feels affects him negatively, though Barr thought it was the right thing to do, that is arrogance, but if Mr. Mueller takes this arrogant stance towards Congress, that's fine and dandy because it's what Mr. Mueller thinks is the right thing to do. What was this practice called by George Will this week in another context? Oh, yes, "situational ethics". Is there no one, not even a career government official who doesn't have to worry about the next election campaign, who can and will put his/her own interests aside anymore and serve the country, besides our military men and women? Has Mr. Mueller forgotten his attitude towards his service when he was a Marine? Why does he not have that same attitude now? Principles don't age.

  • Every American should read the Mueller report. You can get it at any book store and it seemed to me that the one published by the New York times had the full report. Yeah I was surprised to find out that some other publishers didn't publish the whole thing. It cost about 20 dollars and that may be lower by now.

  • Mario Faggiano says:

    I am an outsider, but from Robert Muller voice sounded like he was made to say those things and said he would resign after this he just hung Trump, but I think there was a lot of arguments at DOJ and william Barr, so Mr. Muller just ended it and walked out and told Congress do your job I've done mine.
    Mr. Muller was shut down the moment William Barr took office you could see it and hear it in his voice, he was forced not to testify before Congress. Thats my opinion.

  • Maxine Bomareto says:

    MR MUELLER COVERED UP 9/11, DELIVERED URANIUM TO RUSSIA, AND NOW THIS HONEST MAN BADMOUTHED TRUMP..LOL

  • I think Robert DeNiro's appeal express a sentiment shared by many people: 'Please, can a grown up step up and fix this mess? The world is not nice and the POTUS is even worse. How about you, Robert Mueller? – We were all kinda counting on you.'

    However, this is not going to happen. Even if Mueller testifies. He will not point a gnarly, accusing finger at Trump and proclaim 'GUILTY'. Mueller did his job. If he starts to pass judgement he will only achieve to appear partisan and that could undermine the entire report.

  • People smart people, don't understand the written word as well as all the nuance in the spoken and visual worlds. Do you decline a movie because maybe you read the short story upon which it is based? No, you go to see the nuances and the actors and how that is portrayed. People understand with eyes and ears, and not just the written word.

    LET THOSE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO SEE AND HEAR THE FOLKS WHO'VE DONE THIS WORK HEAR ANDE SEE THOSE FOLKS

  • Good luck ………… 2020 is done for you snowflakes. The only way you can win is try to get rid of Trump Illegally or get rid of the electoral college. Certainly cant win on YOUR , I hate America left wing socialist agenda take over plan………… LOL !

  • Neal Katyal did a bad job writing the special counsel law. It ought to specifically require all matters be sent to congress. Why all the mystery?

  • Kimberly Bradford says:

    Trump has plenty of ways to defend himself he's been doing just that on tv on Twitter and in any other medium he can to defend himself including when he's campaigning for reelection … Trump does not play fair and is misusing the Mueller report so is his minions including Barr McConnell and Giuliani it's time to hear the real deal from those who wrote it

  • Karen Gossett says:

    I appreciate Robert DeNiro s comments but I also have to say that Mr. Mueller has served his country above and beyond and he just needs to be left alone! May God bless him and his family! He has done enough! My utmost respect goes to Mr. Mueller. He makes me a proud American!

  • The Congress’ duty is not to Impeach Trump, which is the only thing these Impeachment Fanatics and the TV people can see.The Congress’ duty is to Win a Conviction.Our Duty is not to just win the House because we are the Majority, we have to win the Senate where we are the minority.Impeach without Conviction=2020 Trump Victory.See the fact, there is an alternative

  • Douglas cadman says:

    Lies, lies and deceit, the basis of the Report…it says nothing, read it for yourselves people. Mueller sited no crimes, he couldn't. Mueller is a coward and won't testify before Congress. Why didn't he look at the connection between Fusion GPS, the Clintons, the DNC, the fake dossier, the Deep State, and the Russians? The purpose of the Mueller Report, and impeachment proceedings is to stay the declassification of documents that would incriminate many in the previous administration, until after the 2020 elections, so Trump and their worst nightmare of being brought to justice will disappear. If you claim to be an American, stop listening to the Leftists, the Fake News, and think independently. God, please wake Americans up, and save our country.

  • Yes, Mueller doesn't want to say more. Because if he does, then he would have to explain WHEN he knew that there was no Russian Collusion. And, knowing that, why did he continue letting the country tear itself apart.
    He would also be asked to explain why he DID NOT investigate the source of the false charges which originated from Hillary Clinton which were presented to the secret courts in order to obtain warrents to spy on Trump.
    And the other things. No, he does not want to testify. He wants to keep his mouth shut. He does not want purger himself or tell the truth, either one.

  • The Dems won’t do anything. They are in bed together. They are grossly as corrupted as the GOP. THEY BOTH WORK FOR THE SAME DONORS. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

  • We all know that there are many reasons why millions of americans will not read the Mueller report besides laziness. The same rasons why citizens didnt read entire reports when newspapers were the more preferred medium before the internet. People didnt have time, didnt have access to the internet, didnt read English, didnt understand legal terms in the report, etc. Even if mueller spoke only behind closed doors to the Judiciary Committee, it could be taped and released to view on tv, the internet, smartphones. Mueller needs to broaden his scope to help millions more americans understand the report findings. He said he was the one to make the choice not to testify. He is thereby making himself the primary schism on this issue.

  • Longsnapper 53 says:

    LOL DeNiro overestimates his importance in the world as most of Hollywood does these days. PLEASE MOVE TO IMPEACH TRUMP. It will guarantee a Trump win in 2020.

  • No matter how noble Mueller’s intentions, bearing, interpretation of law or notion of fairness; today we Americans (for better or worse) are a visual and attention-deprived electorate. Those of us that understand the legal ramifications of the report as (of yet STILL not fully) publicly released didn’t need Mueller’s statement to make up our minds, but apparently we are in the minority. The biggest upshot is the deep feeling of resentment that Barr was arrogant enough to feel he could misrepresent the report.

  • Smileyface Smileyface says:

    Mr..Mueller has done his part. He's done the hard part . He's indicted all of dumps. Cohort's. He can't indicte a setting president. So now the ball is in Congresses hands they need to complete the investigation by impeaching dump. I do understand Mr.. DeNiro point also it's out of Mr. Mueller"s hands now.

  • Why are we all complaining now? For years, the black community knows that the rich white man never gets in trouble. @Trump, keep doing your thing. Probably, Trump's actions will change some future laws🤔

  • He didn’t “undermine” anything, he presented FACTS, adhered to the constitution, and obviously is seek justice…

  • James Hutchins says:

    Expecting Barr to investigate the information of the Mueller report is like sleeping while a tornado swirls around your home. Barr won’t do any investigation

  • Kathryn Love says:

    All of you talking heads ( no disrespect intended) are missing the point. The average American, who paid for this report, will not read the report ( although the NYTimes diagrammed very nicely and in one page, the relevant findings in their issue from the day after the release) and tend to grit their news from TVs or online, often from unreliable sources, as we have seen from the Michigan town hall with Mr. Amash. You all need to realize PLEASE that your job should be to plain-speak CONCISELY about what Mr. Mueller concluded. Bottom line: had he not been constrained by ALC rules ( and why haven’t these been challenged?) he might have indicted the president. Period.

  • Hey Dem Commies–just face the facts–you are a party of rabid, brainwashed anti-Americans who will stop at nothing for power. So fight back Trump voters–this anti-American SCUM must be removed from govt. Too corrupt to live in America–ship them all to N Korea to be made into fertilizer.

  • Daniel Schaeffer says:

    Poor Mueller. He forgot that many Americans are semi-literate, and Trump cultists are proud of it. McLuhan was right. The medium is the message.

  • Jeigh Neither says:

    I love the 100-200 trolls that downvote every single MSNBC video. Too bad they can't show that same commitment to our constitution and the rule of law.

  • LOL you liberals are so brainwashed. After 2 years of investigating into Trump and nothing and wasted over $30 millions. Now it the Republicans turn to investigate the Dems corruption. Liberal Propaganda News, Liberal FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA, Clinton, and Obama are panicking because they know when AG BARR dig deep for the truth like Mueller did Trump. But this time it will not be a witch hunt. Barr will expose the radical Dems for trying to commit a coup, treason, and spied on Trump.

  • His voice when claiming that he has been pressured by no one sounded a little shakey to me. Exactly as anyone under threat might.
    Not that I am calling the man in any way I an sure that he is honest and sincere.

  • 2:48 what is the "chevy chase, md" thing in the top left about? was this recorded in their timezone, or is that where the previous ag is?

  • susie scottsdale ~ support your local artist says:

    “If Trump didn’t commit a crime he (Mueller) would have said so” These words were read from very SAME report, from the very SAME man who WROTE it. Yet, Barr has said it exonerates our POTUS … without adding to that, it’s only because DOJ won’t indict a sitting president….DO YOU EVEN HEAR YOURSELVES? #IngrahamIGNORANT

  • Mark Lansing says:

    Neil, perhaps you need to "clarify " your stance on special investigations. Why did you compose guidelines that protect criminal actions for anyone, much less a criminal president!??

  • According to FBI Agent Strzok: "The White House is running the Trump spying operation". Despicable. Wasn't it bad enough that Obummer weaponized the IRS, sold guns to Mexican cartels, gave Iran $150 Billion and license to make nuclear weapons, then retire $80 million richer than he went in? No that wasn't enough – he had to spy on a real man who was running for President. Thank God that fairy piece of sh*t is out of office

  • Quest2Unknown says:

    FYI…The purpose of special counsel is to prove evidence of wrongdoing guilty or not period. Special counsel Mueller and his so called top prosecutors cannot find a single crime is because no crime at all. This investigation was a bombshell fraud from the get go. Indeed! Yah God Bless All…

  • No, it's not frustrating. This is not a "frustrating" matter, it's a matter VITAL to our democracy and constitutional principles. Neal wrote the MOFO memo that makes the president untouchable while at the same time coming here and selling this pile of BS. Mueller must testify in Congress because he's not only the SC but also a witness with material knowledge.

  • Barr misled the American public. It is time for Congress to take over. If Congress does nothing, they are telling America that trump is going to get away with everything.

  • B
    Trump would like to ruin our usa!! it"s a PLAN PUSH BY HE'S BOSE! OR SLAVE Master!! Russia 's Putin! so as soon as he has been ih the presidency!! he began to make! USA FRIEND ITO ENEMIES! ALL EUROPEAN ARE NOW ! OUT OF THE INFLUENCE ON THE USA AS IT USED TO BE!! SO IT'S ONLY A BEGINNING !~!! Europeans ARE BINNING TO ACT ! AS IF USA WERE NOT NO A FRIENDS! AS IT USED TO BE!!! WRIGHT NOW TRUMP IS CULTIVATING FRIENDSHIP! WITH< SOUTH COREA AND MAINLY "NORTH COREA! SAUDI Arabia as the most important client for usa him) so this is a binning! on a panorama trump have begin! in the past year!! so what could all we spec on the future ! ??? with this binning of the year! stooping capriciously the government! with a fictitious frontier emergency!!! at what cost would take USA to go he's capricious WAYS!! is our country paying every of he"s CAPRICIOUS! AT WHAT COST???

  • BARR A FULL HYPOCRITE!Q ! BETRAYER! ON THE POST GIVEN HIM! ! AS A JUSTICE DEPT<< USING THE POST , TO BETRAYING HIMSELF! SERVING AS SLAVE PO A CRIMINAL WHO IS USING THE PRESIDENCY! AS A TOOL! TO ENRICH! AN BETRAYING OUR COUNTRY! MAKING OF USA! A SHAM! ALL PROGRESS AND PACE IN THE WORLD AD FRIENDS AL MOT ALL COUNTRIES! NOW! HE IS DESTROYING ALL!! MAKING ALL OUR ENEMIES! DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY! AND RESOURCES! AND HIM GIVING HIM SOU-PORTING HE'S CRIMES PAST! AN PRESENT! ! GETTING HIM AS ACCOMPLICE! 40 YEAR ! MAKING HE'S POST A COMPLETE SHAM! OR A PUPPET! OR SLAVE—–

  • MatchstalkMan says:

    All Congress needs is for Barr to turn over the fully unredacted Mueller Report and all the accompanying evidence.

    Oh wait…

  • Stupid Americans who only listen to conservative liars need to hear it plainly because trump has been lying about this for years.
    That is the reality

  • People say to impeach would be foolish as long as republicans protect trump. Well, maybe a Senate Impeachment trail is need just to get FACTS into History. Maybe, if the FACTS become so egregious the republicans might be force to face The Facts and impeach.

  • hey there Katyal – not acceptable…- Mueller worked for the people – if congress wishes to speak to Mueller then so be it – Mueller also is not beyond the law.

  • Dracula the jive talkin disco ball says:

    The failure of leadership in this country has given us Trump. The failure of leadership in this country continues to give us Trump. Pelosi has hurt any presidential candidate by her misguided hesitation to bring impeachment proceedings contaminates the entire democrat party as weak. This is a constitutional obligation regardless of political consequence .

  • Mueller case cost $40 million on taxpayers money, let it go, move on. The democraps did nothing for America only focus on impeachment, it over.

  • Cinematic Man says:

    See how they lie? He never said he would indict Trump if he could. That is putting words in his mouth and undermining the American Peoples intelligiience. There are other people he could indict like his son and the administration in which he said took orders from Trump to onstruct.. None of them are indicted and they could be.. He said he would indict co conspirators if there were any and said he'd do it immediately… These ar all lawyers and they are experts in spinning things no matter who is guilty.. So remmeber that and watch fro entertainment only because that's all it is.

  • MAGA!! Morons Are Governing America says:

    Well,sure, the ball is in Congress' court. But how can they fulfill their constitutional duty when they don't have all the facts? They do NOT have the unredacted report, they do NOT have the evidence gathered and footnoted in the report. C'mon folks, let's get all these ducks in a row. Get the full report and supporting evidence. THEN go forward with your investigations.

  • Demo'Rat MFERS need to be Purged from American soil… Enough of their INBREEDING and INCEST LOVING SICKO Life style… !! Democrats are the Filth of our Country and Child molesters.

  • JAPAN, RUSSIA, CHINA, and the entire middle east are literally Laughing in Your faces About > GLOBAL WARMING which they announced recently that it was Marxist propaganda designed to destroy America's energy markets. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ALIGNED WITH OPEC NOT THE AMERICAN CITIZENS, 100 year RECORD FREEZING, RECORD RAINFALL and still people are dumb enough to Global warming propaganda..DONT YOU WATCH THE NEWS IN OTHER COUNTRIES ? Because if you did you would know all mainstream news is full of lies and propaganda run by 6 corporations
    Worse than INFOWARS , some Americans look so Stupid right now

  • neal misses the point. he says trump has no way to defend himself? trump obviously has a large staff of lawyers doing just that. the doj opinion is not law. nothing in law prevents indicting anybody. nobody is above the law. in the end, these truths must guide the doj – TRUMP ASKED RUSSIA FOR HELP. RUSSIA HELPED. JUNIOR MET WITH A RUSSIAN AGENT TO RECEIVE THAT HELP. THAT IS TREASON. PERIOD. THE ELECTION WAS THEREFORE ILLEGAL. TRUMP IS ILLEGAL. ALL OF HIS ACTIONS ARE THEREFORE ILLEGAL. INCLUDING NAMING PENCE AS VICE PRESIDENT. PERIOD. WAKE UP! HE'S GOING TO DO IT AGAIN!!

  • Robert Mueller of the FBI is quite precise. He has written hundreds of pages.Many instances of Obstruction of Justice.

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