Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., on Wednesday charged special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report showed Moscow “artificially” placed President Donald Trump in the White House.
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing mulling whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for defying a subpoena for the full Mueller report, Jeffries ticked off the Republicans who are in leadership positions at U.S. intelligence agencies and were part of the Mueller probe.
“Seventeen different intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered with our election, attacked our democracy for the sole purpose of artificially placing someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Jeffries, the House Democratic Caucus chair.
“They were successful, and that’s also what the Mueller report shows.”
“The notion that it’s a politically inspired witch hunt is just one of 10,000 or more misrepresentations that have been spun out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” he added.
Mueller’s investigation didn’t find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow though it detailed “links” between the two. The probe didn’t come to a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.
House Judiciary Democrats have subpoenaed the full unredacted report, as well as the underlying evidence Mueller used to come to his conclusions. The Department of Justice has refused.