Report: House Lawmakers Are Investigating Whether Trump Lied To Robert Mueller
The U.S. House of Representatives is looking into the possibility that President Donald Trump lied in his written answers to former special counsel Robert Mueller during the Russia investigation, according to CNN.
At issue are Trump’s answers regarding the extent of his knowledge about WikiLeaks during the 2016 election.
The president’s long-time friend and campaign associate, Roger Stone, was convicted on seven felony charges last week relating to the matter, and during his trial, information came to light indicating Trump’s possible dishonesty.
Rick Gates, deputy chairman of the Trump campaign in 2016, testified during Stone’s trial suggesting that Trump had knowledge of WikiLeaks activity regarding stolen Democratic National Committee emails, obtained via at least one conversation with Stone.
In his written answers to Mueller’s questions last year, the president said he did not recall such conversations or having such knowledge about WikiLeaks.
House general counsel Douglas Letter told the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday that House investigators are pursuing the matter: "Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?"