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House Dems to Investigate Whether Trump Lied to Mueller

Headline Roundup November 18th, 2019

House Democrats are investigating whether President Donald Trump lied during his testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller. President Trump's testimony to Mueller was written, rather than orally answered, as negotiated by Trump's legal team. This prompts speculation on the possibility of perjury being included if articles of impeachment are brought against Trump.

Media coverage differed along the left-right divide. Some right-leaning voices called the process 'unfair,' suggesting that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) are fishing for evidence of a crime.

House Dems to Investigate Whether Trump Lied to Mueller

From the Center
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Democrats are looking into President Trump’s potential obstruction of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as part of the impeachment inquiry, a House Judiciary Committee counsel told a panel of federal circuit court judges on Monday.

House Democrats have repeatedly pushed for the release of grand jury documents stemming from Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, citing an “urgent need.”

Judge Thomas Griffith, a George W. Bush appointee, questioned the continued relevance of the Mueller grand jury testimony and exhibits, given press reports that Democrats are...

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From the Left
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Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House's general counsel said in federal court Monday.

"Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?" House general counsel Douglas Letter told the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit about why the House now needs access to grand jury material Mueller collected in his investigation.

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From the Right
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House Democrats are investigating whether President Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, according to CNN.

The House chamber’s general counsel told a federal court Monday they are probing whether Mr. Trump was dishonest to the special counsel in his written answers that were handed over during the investigation into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign and election interference.

“Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” Douglas Letter, the House general counsel, reportedly said....

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