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#RobertMueller will be testifying before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17.

Here are some crucial questions that should be asked when he testifies (Thread 👇). | Article by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork theepochtimes.com/33-key-questio…
1) Did #AttorneyGeneral Barr in any way misrepresent your 448-page report?

#Mueller failed to identify the grand jury info in the #MuellerReport. Barr noted that “it immediately meant that you know it was going to be a period of weeks before we could get the report out.”
2) Who actually wrote Volume I and Volume II of the #MuellerReport?

At this point, it isn’t known with certainty if #Mueller had any hand in writing the report directly, or if he simply served in an oversight capacity.
3) Were any of the authors of your report in contact or consulting with representatives of either @BrookingsInst or @AtlanticCouncil?

Less than 6 months after #Mueller’s appointment, the Brookings Institution published the first of 2 reports titled “Presidential Obstruction…
…of Justice: The Case of Donald J. Trump,” which outlined a scenario wherein #Mueller would refer his obstruction findings to #Congress, which would then take up the matter and continue investigating. The report also discussed ways in which Congress could #ImpeachTrump.
4) In the #MuellerReport, you reference “efforts to curtail the Special Counsel’s investigation.” Did the president ever actually limit or impede your investigative?

Notably, #Mueller was never fired by Trump, nor was #Rosenstein removed from oversight of the Mueller probe.
5) Why did you provide a conclusion on #Collusion but not on #ObstructionOfJustice?

#AttorneyGeneral Barr said that he believed #Mueller could have reached a conclusion on #Obstruction, and stated that both he and #Rosenstein were surprised when Mueller didn’t do so.
6) At what point did you and/or the #SpecialCounsel team determine that there was no evidence of #Collusion between the Trump campaign and #Russia?

Notably, @FBI agent #PeterStrzok texted #LisaPage the day after #Mueller was appointed about lacking evidence of collusion.
7) You determined there was #NoCollusion on the part of the Trump campaign, which implies that you also determined the allegations within the #SteeleDossier to be invalid. Was there an obligation on your part to inform the #FISA court of this and did you do so?
8) Did you examine the effects on the election that may have resulted from a Fusion-led Steele disinformation campaign?

#FusionGPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and Steele not only used their contacts at the @FBI to feed information directly to the bureau, but also used…
…their contacts within other agencies to create additional channels into the FBI.

The #SteeleDossier was used to obtain the #FISA warrant on Trump campaign volunteer @CarterWPage.
9) Why did you not examine the @HillaryClinton campaign’s and the @DNC’s ties to #FusionGPS, #ChristopherSteele, and the #SteeleDossier?

Fusion GPS approached #PerkinsCoie—the law firm used by the #Clinton campaign and the #DNC. Steele’s firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, was…
… retained by #FusionGPS. Steele provided Fusion access to individuals within the @FBI and the @StateDept. Fusion GPS was concurrently in the employ of a Russian company, and Steele had ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, having been in his employ.
10) Did you examine #BruceOhr’s interactions with #Steele and the @FBI during and after the election?

According to a transcript of #BruceOhr’s testimony before Congress, Steele relayed information from the #SteeleDossier at this meeting and claimed…theepochtimes.com/former-cia-con…
…that “a former head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR, had stated to someone… that they had Donald Trump over a barrel.”

Immediately following the Ohrs’ meeting with Steele, Ohr reached out to #AndrewMcCabe. Also present at this meeting was #LisaPage
On Nov. 21, 2016, #Ohr met with @FBI agent #Strzok and FBI lawyer Page, and was introduced to agent #JoePientka, who became Ohr’s handler at the agency.

Ohr continued to transmit information to the FBI from #Steele throughout 2017.
11) Why did you not investigate the work of #NellieOhr on behalf of #FusionGPS, along with her ties to #Ukrainian member of Parliament Serhiy #Leschenko?

Nellie Ohr told congressional investigators that part of her work for Fusion GPS was to research the Trump 2016…
…campaign, including campaign associate @CarterWPage, early campaign supporter @GenFlynn, and campaign manager #PaulManafort, as well as Trump’s family members, including some of his children.

Ohr told congressional investigators that Serhiy #Leshchenko, a member of the…
#Ukrainian Parliament, served as “a source of information” and acknowledged that she then used that information in following up and formulating her opposition research.

#Leshchenko also served as a source for journalist Michael @Isikoff and @DNC operative @AlexandraChalup.
12) Did you investigate #ChristopherSteele’s discussions with @StateDept official Kathleen Kavalec?

In Kavalec’s typed notes, she writes that #Steele told her, “The institution approached them [Steele’s firm, Orbis] based on the recommendation of Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritch…
… (specialists in economic crime, formerly of the @WSJ) and is keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8.”

It would seem likely that the “institution” #Steele is referring to is the @DNC.
13) Did you investigate election meddling by any countries other than #Russia?

@lukeharding1968, a journalist for The @guardian, reported on the early involvement of #UK intelligence, noting that #Britain’s @GCHQ was engaged in collecting information and transmitting it to…
…the US beginning in late 2015.

Additionally, in the summer of 2016, Robert Hannigan, then-head of @GCHQ, traveled to #Washington to personally meet with then-@CIA Director John #Brennan. The @BBC reported that Brennan’s involvement may have gone back to April 2016.
14) Why did the #MuellerReport omit info regarding #FusionGPS’s employment by #Russian clients while they were also employed by #PerkinsCoie on behalf of the @DNC?

Fusion GPS, which employed #ChristopherSteele, was working for law firm BakerHostetler on behalf of Prevezon, at…
… the same time that #FusionGPS was working for the #Clinton campaign.

In other words, Fusion was working on behalf of a #Russian company at the same time it was engaged by the @DNC and the Clinton campaign to provide opposition research on the Trump campaign.
15) Why did you report omit #ChristopherSteele’s direct ties to #Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska—including the fact that #Steele was actually employed by Deripaska?

Steele has known Deripaska since at least 2012, when he was hired by lawyer Adam Waldman, on Deripaska’s behalf.
16) Why was selective editing used in the representation of the transcript of a phone call between the president’s attorney, John Dowd, and the attorney for former national security adviser @GenFlynn?

Dowd’s full message was actually far more friendly and touched on two…
…distinctly separate matters. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Dowd specifically cautioned Flynn’s attorney that he wasn’t requesting any confidential information.
17) Did you fully investigate the origins of the alleged @DNC server hack and what forensic evidence was actually examined?

The #MuellerReport notes “between April 18, 2016, and June 8, 2016, [Russian] Unit 26165 compromised more than 30 computers on the DNC network, including…
… the DNC mail server and shared file server.”

However, according to a @DNC lawsuit, it appears the intrusions began much earlier:
“In July 2015, Russian Intelligence gained access to [DNC] networks and maintained that access until at least June 2016.”
FBI attempts to investigate the April 2016 DNC server breach were repeatedly rebuffed by the @DNC, and the @FBI was never able to examine the DNC server.
18) Did you investigate the @FBI’s initiation of its July 31, 2016 counterintelligence investigation and the role John #Brennan had in providing the information that helped establish it?

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation formally opened on July 31, 2016, by #Strzok.
The @FBI claims the investigation was predicated on information provided by #Australia on July 22, 2016, regarding comments made by @GeorgePapa19 to Downer, then Australia’s high commissioner to the UK, in May 2016.

But it appears the actual investigation may have begun much…
…earlier. In late 2015, #Britain’s @GCHQ was involved, according to The @Guardian, in collecting information regarding Trump and transmitting it to the US.

Brennan would reportedly use the British and other EU intelligence to launch an inter-agency investigation.
19) Why was selective editing used in the representation of communications between former Trump lawyer #MichaelCohen and Giorgi Rtskhiladze, who was born in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and has been a US citizen since 2017?

The #MuellerReport, which incorrectly refers…
…to Rtskhiladze as a “Russian businessman,” contains excerpts of some texts between the two men.

In a strongly worded 10-page letter to #AttorneyGeneral Barr, a lawyer for Rtskhiladze walked through each allegation and provided rebuttals.
20) Why did you use May 6, 2016, as the date of a meeting between @GeorgePapa19 and a representative of a foreign gov't—and was this in reference to #Australian diplomat Alexander Downer?

Publicly available info has always shown that Papadopoulos met with Downer on May 10—and…
…both Downer and the #Australian gov't appear to stand by that date.

The date becomes more significant in the context of 2 different meetings that, according to @GeorgePapa19, took place on or about May 6, ahead of the Downer meeting on May 10.
21) Why did you fail to note that @RodRosenstein and then-AG @JeffSessions had discussed the need to remove James @Comey as @FBI director prior to Sessions’s confirmation as AG?

The firing Comey features prominently in Volume II of the #MuellerReport, as does Rosenstein’s role.
Left out of the report was that @RodRosenstein and @jeffsessions had discussed the need to fire @Comey as far back as Sessions’s nomination for AG—well before Rosenstein’s confirmation as deputy AG.

Rosenstein testified to this fact before Congress on May 19, 2017:
22) Why was George Nader, a witness who is mentioned more than 100 times in your report, allowed to leave the country, and why wasn’t it disclosed that he was charged for possession of child pornography?

Given that Nader’s cooperation with the #SpecialCounsel appears to have…
…occurred through at least February, Nader’s possession of child pornography was known to at least some within the @FBI, while Nader was providing testimony to #Mueller’s team.
23) Why have you not made publicly available the unredacted versions of the two additional scope memos from @RodRosenstein? Do any additional memos exist?

The majority of the memo is redacted, with only one section, relating to the former #PaulManafort, unclassified.
24) Who leaked @GenFlynn’s phone calls with the #Russian ambassador—a felony violation? Was there a #FISA or #NationalSecurity letter issued on #Flynn?

It remains unknown to this day who leaked Flynn’s classified call—a felony violation.
25) Is there a 302 @FBI document from Jan. 19, 2017, on @GenFlynn?

The Jan. 19, 2017, date, if correct, also contrasts with the next-day inauguration of President @realDonaldTrump.
26) Why did the #SpecialCounsel’s office delete all the data from #PeterStrzok’s phone?

The DOJ’s Office of Inspector General’s “Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices” states:
#LisaPage’s phone was also found to have been reset to factory settings, although it isn’t clear who did so:
27) Why did you bring #PeterStrzok and #LisaPage onto your team after they had been involved in the Clinton investigation?

Page and Strzok worked on both the #ClintonEmailScandal investigation as well as the @FBI counterintelligence investigation into Trump–Russia #Collusion.
28) Why did the #SpecialCounsel interview #PeterStrzok approximately one week before he was removed from the investigation?

This interview was probably, at least in part, in relation to #Strzok’s interview of @GenFlynn.
29) Why did you staff your investigation with people who appeared to have a political bias and had publicly demonstrated support for @HillaryClinton and the Obama admin?

“At least six of Mueller’s staff of 15 lawyers…previously had donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns.”
30) Please describe your May 16, 2017, meeting with President Trump and @RodRosenstein. Was the possibility of your becoming the @FBI director discussed at the meeting?

The idea that #Mueller would be considered for the role seems unlikely. By law, an FBI director is allowed…
…to serve for only 10 years, and #Mueller had already received a special exemption during the @BarackObama administration to serve for 2 additional years.
31) When did you learn of the #Strzok emails and did you learn of them from IG Michael Horowitz or from acting @FBI Director #AndrewMcCabe? Did #McCabe play a role in #PeterStrzok’s removal from the #SpecialCounsel’s investigation?

On July 27, 2017, #Horowitz notified #Mueller
…and @RodRosenstein of the discovery of 1000s of texts between Page and Strzok, which resulted in #Strzok being removed from the investigation.

Notably, #McCabe testified he had also learned of the text messages, and that he, not #Mueller, made the decision to remove Strzok.
32) Why did you choose to step outside a normal prosecutorial role and comment publicly that your investigation did not exonerate President Trump?

It’s the prosecutor’s job to amass enough evidence to charge a crime, and in the absence of that evidence, to remain silent.
33) Why did you fail to charge #JosephMifsud, despite your findings that he lied to the #SpecialCounsel team? Are any of the people listed in your report, such as Mifsud, Konstantin Kilimnik, or Felix Sater, US gov't informants?

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