Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Wednesday appearance on Capitol Hill seems to have rattled President Donald Trump, who tweeted that it would be “bad for him” in the end.
The Independent reported that Trump’s tweet came as Mueller was set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees."
“Highly conflicted Robert Mueller should not be given another bite at the apple,” the president wrote. “In the end it will be bad for him and the phony Democrats in Congress who have done nothing but waste time on this ridiculous Witch Hunt. Result of the Mueller Report, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!”
Wednesday’s tweet was just the latest in a long string of attacks on Mueller by the president, who spent duration of the special counsel’s Russia investigation calling the probe a “witch hunt” and claiming Mueller was “highly conflicted.”
When Mueller presented his final report in May, he said his office was not able to indict a sitting president, per Justice Department policy, and left the question of obstruction of justice up to Attorney General William Barr to determine.
Barr, along with then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded Trump was in the clear.
In defending the decision to bring Mueller before Congress, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said the former special counsel would offer “very substantial evidence” against the president.
“This is a president who has violated the law six ways from Sunday. We have to present – or let Mueller present – those facts to the American people ... because the administration must be held accountable and no president can be above the law.”
For his part, Mueller has indicated he will not provide any details beyond those included in his official report.