Photo Gallery Highlights from the Mueller testimony Highlights from the Mueller testimony July 25, 2019 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Telegram Email Linkedin ReddIt Print Tumblr Mix VK Digg LINE Viber Naver Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified on Wednesday to the U.S. House of Representatives about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and any possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. “During the course of our investigation, we charged more than 30 defendants with committing federal crimes, including 12 officers of the Russian military. Seven defendants have been convicted or pled guilty.” Pictured: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, June 15, 2018. Democratic Representative Ted Lieu asked if the reason Mueller did not indict Trump was the Justice Department’s long-standing policy against charging a sitting president. Mueller replied: “That is correct,” but in his appearance before the House Intelligence Committee later, he corrected himself. “We did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime,” he said.Pictured: President Trump in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 12, 2019. Asked if Trump wanted Mueller fired for investigating possible obstruction of justice: “That’s what it says in the report, yes.” Pictured: Members of the audience listen as Mueller testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2019. Asked if the president could be prosecuted for obstruction of justice after he leaves office, Mueller said: “True.” Pictured: Mueller stands before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2019 Democratic Representative Val Demings mentioned people who were charged with lying to Mueller’s investigators and asked if there were lying witnesses who had not been indicted. “I think there’s probably a spectrum of witnesses in terms of those who are not telling the full truth and those who are outright liars,” he said. Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries said that in ordering Don McGahn, then the White House counsel, to fire Mueller and then lie about it, Trump had “committed an obstructive act,” connected it to an official proceeding and “did so with corrupt intent,” which constituted obstruction of justice. “We strove to hire those individuals that could do the job,” Mueller said. “What I care about is the capability of the individual to do the job and do the job quickly and seriously and with integrity.” Pictured: Mueller confers with his acting counsel Aaron Zebley, longtime aide to Mueller at the FBI, as he testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2019. Democratic Representative Terri Sewell brought up a 2016 meeting Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and campaign officials had with a Russian lawyer they had been told could furnish information about Democratic presidential opponent Hillary Clinton. She asked Mueller whether a campaign should notify the FBI after being approached by a foreign government. “I would think that is something they would and should do,” he said.Pictured: Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2019.